Men's New York Marathon Elite Start Lists and World Marathon Major Scenario

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The ING New York City marathon, an IAAF golden label road race scheduled for Sunday, November 2, is hosting one of the best elite athletes in the race history.

Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda, the defending Olympic and World marathon champ will have to prove his champion status as he will be challenged by London marathon champion, Tsegaye Kebede (2:04:38) of Ethiopia, and the New York and Boston course record holder, Geoffrey Mutai (2:03:02).

Also we must keep an eye on Kenyas Martin Lel who has won the race in New York twice in his career and his compatriot Wesley Korir (2:06:15) who won the Boston Marathon last year.

Like in the Women's Race the in the Men's Race at the NYC Marathon the World Marathon Major title and a 500,000& will be awarded to the best athlete.

The World Marathon Major Scenario

If Kebede finishes first or second in New York and beats Kiprotich, he will win the prize.

If Kiprotich wins and Kebede finishes third or lower, Kiprotich takes home 500,000$.

If Kiprotich wins and Kebede finishes second, Kiprotich will win on a head-to- head tiebreaker.

If Kiprotich finishes second and Kebede scores no points, Kiprotich will win on a tiebreaker.

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If the weather conditions are fine and the pace-making is well done there is a good chance for us to see the course record of 2:05:06 go down by one of the men mention above.

ING New York City Marathon men elite start lists

2013 ING NYC Marathon – Invited Athlete Info
Bib Last First M/F Nation Affiliation Age PR Comment
1 Mutai Geoffrey M KEN adidas 32 2:03:02 1st 2011 BOS/NYC Marathons, 3rd 2010 AfCh 10,000m
2 Kiprotich Stephen M UGA Nike 24 2:07:20 2012 Olympic/2013 World Marathon champion
3 Kebede Tsegaye M ETH Nike 26 2:04:38 2008 Oly and 2009 WCA bronze
4 Lel Martin M KEN Nike 35 2:05:15 Two-time NYCM champion
6 Keflezighi Meb M USA Skechers/NYAC 38 2:09:08 1st 2009 ING NYCM; 2nd 2004 Olympic Marathon
7 Korir Wesley M KEN Nike 30 2:06:15 2012 Boston Marathon champion
8 Biwott Stanley M KEN Nike 27 2:05:12 2012 Paris Marathon champion
9 Kirui Peter Cheruiyot M KEN adidas 25 2:06:31 2012 NYC Half champ; 2012 Peachtree champ
10 Kawauchi Yuki M JPN Saitama Prefectural Govt. 26 2:08:14 Already won 5 marathons (thru 7/8) in 2013
11 April Lusapho M RSA adidas 31 2:08:32 Two-time Hannover Marathon champion (2013/2011)
12 Tahri Bob M FRA Nike 34 27:31.46 4-time Euro Champs medalist; 2009 WCA bronze medalist
14 Meucci Daniele M ITA Diadora 28 2:13:49 2012 Olympian; 2nd 2013 NYC Half
15 Vail Ryan M USA Brooks 27 2:11:45 11th 2012 Oly Trials Marathon
16 Imai Masato M JPN Toyota Kyushu 29 2:10:29 Set PR at 2013 Tokyo Marathon
17 Hartmann Jason M USA Unattached 32 2:11:06 4th 2013/2012 Boston Marathon (1st American)
18 Kiprop Jackson M UGA Nike 27 2:09:32 Training partner of Stephen Kiprotich
19 Arile Julius M KEN adidas 30 2:12:13 Former gun runner; subject of documentary
20 Eggleston Jeffrey M USA 29 2:12:03 13th 2013 WCA Marathon (1st USA)
21 Maker Guor M SUD Skechers 29 2:12:55 South Sudanese refugee who ran London 2012 as IOA
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