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New York City Marathon - First Successful For Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei

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New York City Marathon:


Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei did not miss her big marathon debut by winning Sunday in New York ahead of compatriot Mary Keitany in 2h22'38 ''.

Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei (25) did not miss her big marathon debut. The half marathon new york city record holder (1h04'51 '')

Won Sunday the mythical New York event in 2h22'38 '', the second-fastest time in the history of the race behind the 2h22'31 '' of Margaret Okayo in 2002,

Advancing in Central Park her compatriot and quadruple winner of the test Mary Keitany (2h23'32 '') and the Ethiopian Ruti Aga (2h25''51).

Jepkosgei distanced himself from Keitany on the 37th kilometre, which was not at its best since it had been seen throwing up.

In the last three kilometres, the harder a fortiori for a beginner marathoner, Jepkosgei often grimaced to hold the effort, back to see if his rival caught up with it.

Jepkosgei dethroned Queen Keitany in New York, Kamworor wins in men:


Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor in the men's and Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei in the women's race won the New York Marathon on Sunday.

Kamworor, 26, won after 42.195 km of the race with a time of 2:08:13 in front of his compatriot Albert Korir (2:08:36) and the Ethiopian Girma Gebre (2:08:38).

Geoffrey Kamworor wins the New York Marathon for the second time after the first success in 2017. He was third in the 2018 edition, won by Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa.

Holder of the half marathon world record (1:04:51 in 2017 in Valencia), Joyciline Jepkosgei competed on the streets of Big Apple for the first marathon of her career.


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