Reigning champions seek fourth consecutive Kenyan sweep in New York
Mary Keitany and Stanley Biwott will attempt to seal a fourth straight Kenyan sweep of TCS New York City Marathon titles on Sunday (November 6).
Keitany and Biwott headline a field that includes 18 Olympians and three leading American female marathon debuts. Biwott will race here for the third time, having won in New York last year in 2:10:34.
Keitany, 34, has won the New York race each of the last two years and is aiming to become the first female able-bodied runner to win three consecutive New York City Marathon titles since Grete Waitz claimed five straight wins from 1982-86.
“I am very excited and happy that, if it is possible, I can win for the third time and can make history,” said Keitany.
Two-time Olympians Molly Huddle and Kim Conley, along with US triathlete and Olympic gold medallist Gwen Jorgensen, will make their highly anticipated marathon debuts in the women’s field, while three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein will race the five-borough course for the third time in the men’s field.
Other competitors include world marathon champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Lelisa Desisa and Moses Kipsiro.
Further women’s entrants include Aselefech Mergia, Joyce Chepkirui and Sally Kipyego.
Tatyana McFadden will aim for a fifth win in the elite wheelchair race.
» Fans in the UK can watch TCS New York City Marathon action live from 2:30pm on Eurosport 2