• Kiplagat vs Jeptoo for 500,000$ at NYC Marathon

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The women's field at ING New York City Maratahon will see a classic clash between one of the worlds two best marathoners of Kenya Edna Kiplagat and Priscah Jeptoo.To make it more interesting, between these two ladies the World Marathon Major title and prize of 500,000& will be decided on Sunday.

Kiplagat is the two-time World champion while Jeptoo is the 2012 Lonond Olympic silver medallist and 2013 London marathon champion.

Currently Kenya's Rita Jeptoo sits at the top of the women's world marathon standings, but she is not running the NYC race. Jeptoo won both the Boston in April and Chicago marathon just two weeks ago.

This is the scenario for the the 2012-13 World Marathon Major at NYC Marathon on Sunday.

If Priscah Jeptoowins the race she takes the WMM top prize.

If Kiplagat wins or finishes second but beats Priscah Jeptoo she takes the 500,000$ and top crown directly.

If Priscah Jeptoo finishes second and/or Kiplagat finishes third, both athletes/all three athletes will be tied with 65 points. The head-to-head tiebreaker isn't applicable, so Rita Jeptoo would win the WMM crown.


Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/10/29/2861742/marathon-season-concludes-with.html#storylink=cpy

As well in the field is a two time New York City Marathon champion Yelena Prokopchuka of Latvia . There is also a group of high profile athletes like Firehiwot Dado, Bezunesh Deba, Valeria Straneo, Risa Shigetomo and a Tetyana Gamera-Shmyrko, who all have achieved podium in the major marathon events and hold marathon PR's faster than 2:24.

Women's Elite Fields

Bib

Last

First

Nation

Affiliation

Age

PR

PR Venue

Comment

102

Kiplagat

Edna

KEN

Nike

34

2:19:50

London, 2012

2011/2013 World Champ; 2010 LA and NYC Marathon champion

103

Jeptoo

Priscah

KEN

Nike

29

2:20:14

London, 2012

2011 WCA silver; 2012 OG silver; 2013 LON champ

104

Deba

Buzunesh

ETH

Nike

26

2:23:19

New York, 2011

2nd 2011 NYCM; 2011 RNR San Diego Champion

105

Straneo

Valeria

ITA

Runner Team 99/Nike

37

2:23:44

Rotterdam, 2012

2013 WCA silver medalist; ITA record holder for marathon

106

Daunay

Christelle

FRA

Nike

38

2:24:22

Paris, 2010

French marathon record-holder

107

Prokopcuka

Jelena

LAT

Nike

37

2:22:56

Osaka, 2005

Two-time NYCM champion

108

Shigetomo

Risa

JPN

Tenmaya

26

2:23:23

Osaka, 2012

2012 Osaka Marathon champion; 2012 Olympian

109

Gamera-Shmyrko

Tetyana

UKR

Nike

30

2:23:58

Osaka, 2013

2013 Osaka Marathon winner/5th OG Marathon

110

Smith

Kim

NZL

New Balance

31

2:25:21

London, 2010

NZL marathon record holder; 3-time Olympian

111

Félix

Ana Dulce

POR

adidas

31

2:25:40

New York, 2011

2012 Euro 10,000m champion

112

Mockenhaupt

Sabrina

GER

Puma

32

2:26:21

Berlin, 2010

Three-time Olympian; over 30 national titles

114

Stublic

Lisa

CRO

NYAC

29

2:25:44

Zurich, 2013

Born and raised in Waterbury, CT

115

Caballero

Yolanda

COL

adidas

31

2:26:17

Boston, 2011

2012 Olympian; SA HM rec (1:10:30)

116

Hastings

Amy

USA

Brooks

29

2:27:03

Los Angeles, 2011

2012 USA OT 10,000m champion (4th OT Marathon)

117

Nukuri-Johnson

Diane

BDI

Asics

28

2:29:54

Boston, 2013

2013 Bay to Breakers champ; 2-time Olympian

118

Bawcom

Janet

USA

Nike

35

2:29:45

Olympic Trials, 2012

2012 Olympian; Became USA citizen in 2010

119

Nelson

Adriana

USA

Asics

33

2:28:52

London, 2008

2013 USA HM champ; 2012 USA WHM team

120

Williams

Alisha

USA

Boulder RC/adidas

31

2:34:58

Cal Intl, 2012

5th 2012 USA OT 10,000m


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