New York City Marathon Final Elite Fields Announced

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The 2023 TCS New York City Marathon is poised to be a captivating event with a star-studded lineup, particularly in the men's elite category. Leading the pack are the formidable Ethiopian runners, Tamirat Tola and Amedework Walelegn, who bring their remarkable prowess to the streets of New York.

Tamirat Tola, an Olympic medalist and former world champion, is no stranger to the global running stage. He comes to the marathon with an impressive resume, including a gold medal at the 2022 World Athletics Championships Marathon where he set a new championship record with a blistering time of 2:05:36. This performance, coupled with his silver in 2017, marks him as a formidable competitor. Despite his success on the world stage, Tola is yet to secure a podium finish at the New York City Marathon, having come close with fourth-place finishes in both 2018 and 2019. This year, he is undoubtedly looking to improve on those results and add a New York City Marathon victory to his accolades.

Amedework Walelegn also brings a stellar record to the marathon, being a world bronze medalist at the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships. His wins in the Seoul Marathon, Istanbul Half Marathon, and New Delhi Half Marathon demonstrate his versatility and endurance, promising a strong performance at this year's marathon.

As for the women's elite competition, it boasts a decorated lineup that is arguably one of the most formidable in the event’s history. Defending champion Sharon Lokedi is back to claim another title, alongside the formidable Hellen Obiri, who has triumphed at the Boston Marathon and the United Airlines NYC Half. Adding to the star-studded roster is the Olympic gold medalist and 2021 TCS New York City Marathon winner Peres Jepchirchir, and Brigid Kosgei, who has previously held the marathon world record.

Letesenbet Gidey, who holds the World Half Marathon record, Edna Kiplagat with her extensive marathon victories including New York City, Boston, London, and the World Championships, and Olympian Viola Cheptoo, further amplify the intensity of the competition.

The upcoming TCS New York City Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, November 5, 2023, is set to feature a staggering 50,000 participants. This monumental event will capture a global audience, with live broadcasts reaching over 200 countries worldwide. For viewing details and broadcast times, be sure to check out the guide here on how to watch the New York City Marathon.


Tamirat TolaETH322:03:39
Shura KitataETH272:04:49
Abdi NageeyeNED342:04:56
Cam Levins CAN 34 2:05:36
Maru TeferiISR312:06:43
Koen NaertBEL342:06:56
Iliass AouaniITA282:07:16
Albert KorirKEN292:08:03
Zouhair TalbiMAR282:08:35
Hendrik PfeifferGER312:08:48
Yenew Alamirew GetahunETH332:08:56
Jemal YimerETH272:08:58
Elkanah KibetUSA 40 2:09:07
Futsum ZienasellassieUSA302:09:40
Erenjia JiaCHN302:09:54
Nathan MartinUSA332:10:45
Reed FischerUSA282:10:54
Tyler McCandlessUSA372:12:28
John RaneriUSA322:12:33
Joe Whelan  USA332:13:39
Sydney GidabudayUSA272:14:48
Will NationUSA322:15:12
Ryan RootUSA322:15:22
Ashenafi Ketema BirhanaETH352:15:27
Thomas Slattery USA282:15:32
Andreas Myhre SjursethNOR392:16:05
Wesley RobinsonUSA272:16:08
Garret LeeUSA312:16:57
Andrew ButchartGBR32Debut
Edward CheserekKEN29Debut
Alberto MondazziITA26Debut 


Brigid Kosgei KEN 29 2:14:04
Letesenbet Gidey ETH 25 2:16:49
Peres Jepchirchir KEN 30 2:17:16
Edna Kiplagat KEN 43 2:19:50
Mary Ngugi-Cooper  KEN 35 2:20:22
Hellen Obiri KEN 33 2:21:38
Viola Cheptoo KEN 34 2:22:44
Sharon Lokedi KEN 29 2:23:23
Kellyn Taylor USA  37 2:24:29
Fantu Jifar ETH  27 2:25:45
Molly Huddle  USA 39 2:26:33
Solange Jesus POR 37 2:28:15
Sydney Devore  USA 32  2:31:08
Marie-Ange Brumelot FRA 31 2:33:19
Meriah Earle  USA 45 2:34:19
Joanna Reyes USA 31 2:36:23


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