NEW YORK — Mary Slaney, the world record-holder in the women's mile and the American record-holder at all track distances from 800 meters to 10,000 meters, has entered the L'eggs Mini Marathon, organizers announced today.
The 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) race for women only will be held June 24 in Central Park and is expected to attract a field of more than 9,000.
Last year, Slaney finished fourth.
"This year, I'm running to win," she said.
In 1988, Slaney made the U.S. Olympic team in the 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters. She finished eighth in the 1,500 at Seoul and 10th in the 3,000.