Kenya’s Sharon Lokedi was a astonishment victor of the women’s New York City Marathon connected Sunday, portion Evans Chebet won the men’s contention to implicit a Kenyan double.
Lokedi, competing implicit the 26.2-mile region for the archetypal clip successful her career, pulled distant from Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter successful the closing stages, finishing successful a clip of 2 hours, 23 minutes and 23 seconds.
Salpeter finished 7 seconds backmost successful 2nd and Ethiopia’s Gotytom Gebreslase, who was crowned marathon satellite champion earlier this year, was third.
Hellen Obiri, making her marathon debut and 1 of the pre-race favorites, struggled successful the closing stages and dropped backmost from the pb pack, yet finishing sixth.
The 28-year-old Lokedi is conscionable the eighth jock successful past – antheral oregon pistillate – to triumph successful New York connected her marathon debut, and she appeared visibly affectional aft crossing the decorativeness enactment successful Central Park.
“I’m retired of words, I’m truly excited … The people was amazing, the cheers, everything,” she told ESPN. “I’m conscionable thankful”
In the men’s race, Chebet became the archetypal antheral to triumph the New York City and Boston Marathons successful the aforesaid twelvemonth since 2011 arsenic helium finished successful 2 hours, 8 minutes and 41 seconds, 13 seconds up of Ethiopia’s Shura Kitata, portion the Netherlands’ Abdi Nageeye was much than a infinitesimal backmost successful third.
Chebet’s triumph means Kenyan men person won each six of the large metropolis marathons this year. As good arsenic Chebet’s rubric successful Boston, Eliud Kipchoge won successful Tokyo and Berlin, Amos Kipruto won successful London and Benson Kipruto won successful Chicago.
There were challenging conditions for Sunday’s contention arsenic temperatures successful New York City hovered astir 23 degrees Celsius (73 degrees Farenheit).
Brazilian Daniel Do Nascimento led the tract for overmuch of the men’s race, but helium collapsed to the level and received aesculapian attraction successful the last stages, handing Chebet the lead.
Race officials aboriginal told CNN that Do Nascimento was good aft dropping retired of the race.
It’s expected that 50,000 runners competed successful this year’s NYC Marathon – the archetypal full-capacity contention since the Covid-19 pandemic.
The race, which goes done each 5 of New York City’s boroughs, was held virtually successful 2020 and with a restricted fig of competitors successful 2021.
In the men’s contention of the wheelchair division, Switzerland’s Marcel Hug claimed the 5th NYC Marathon rubric of his vocation successful the men’s race.
The 36-year-old – known arsenic the “Swiss Silver Bullet” – shattered the wheelchair people grounds by astir 4 minutes, finishing successful 1 hour, 25 minutes and 25 seconds.
That bushed Australian Kurt Fearnley’s grounds of 1:29:22 acceptable successful 2006.
American Susannah Scaroni besides acceptable a people grounds successful the women’s race, finishing successful 1 hour, 42 minutes and 43 seconds to interruption Tatyana McFadden’s erstwhile record.