Kamworor reigns in the New York Marathon and bumps into Kipchoge
Kenyan athletes Geoffrey Kamworor, in the men's category, and Joyciline Jepkosgei, in the women's category, won this Sunday respectively The New York Marathon, sixth and final event of the ‘majors’ international calendar in such discipline.
23 seconds to Tola
Kamworor took the win with a final time of 2:08:13, ahead of the Ethiopian Tamirat Tola, which ended in 2:08:36. Behind both of them crossed the goal of Central Park the Ethiopian also Girma Bekele Gebre, author of a 2:08:38 stopwatch.
The winner, who won in New York for the first time in 2017 and finished third last year, He is a regular training partner of his compatriot Eliud Kipchoge, who recently became the first man to reduce both hours in a marathon thanks to the ‘INEOS 1:59 Challenge’ project.
Debut with triumph of Jepkosgei
Meanwhile, Jepkosgei won between the women in what it meant its official debut in the distance of 42 kilometers and 195 meters. Thanks to a time of 2:22:38, he was ahead of the 2:23:32 that the Kenyan Mary Keitany also did. In the third position finished the Ethiopian Ruti Aga, who ran in 2:25:51 and could not repeat his triumph of this 2019 in the Tokyo marathon.
More than 50,000 runners participated in this 49th edition of the New York marathon, considered the most reputable race in that distance. Together with the cities of Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin and Chicago, the test for Manhattan completes the ‘majors’ circuit.
To all this, Kamworor was waiting for him at the finish line his training and teammate Eliud Kipchoge, with whom he merged into a tender hug (video):
- TCS New York City Marathon (@nycmarathon) November 3, 2019