World Class Fields Set For NYC Half Marathon

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The streets of Manhattan, NY will see a class of worlds one of the best distance runners as the New York City half marathon takes place on Sunday, March 16.

The 2013 New York marathon winner, Geoffrey Mutai, of Kenya will take on Great Brittain's Mo Farah, the two time world and Olympic champion in 5000m and 10000m

Mutai holds personal best in half marathon of 58:58 and is the fastest among participants.  Mo farah set his Personal best of 60.10 in half marathon last year at The Great North Run in South Shields in October.  Kenyan Stephen Sambu, who won the Carlsbad half on January 19 is also contender to win the 21.3- mile race on March 16.

The women's field will lead the 2013 Frankfurt marathon winner (2:22:34) Caroline Kilel of Kenya. Netherlands Hilda Kibet with a PR of 1:07:59 is also in the field. There are total of 7 women in the race that hold half marathon PR under 70min.

Organizers expect around 20000 participants in this years event after configuration of the old course route.

Event will be stream live on March 16: See live stream details here.

New York City Marathon Elite Athletes

Professional Men

Name Country Half-Marathon Personal Best
Juan Luis Barrios MEX 1:01:21
Reid Coolsaet CAN 1:02:42
Mo Farah GBR 1:00:23
Arne Gabius GER Debut
Eric Gillis CAN 1:03:34
Brett Gotcher USA 1:02:09
Jason Hartmann USA 1:01:51
Takashi Ichida JPN 1:02:36
Meb Keflezighi USA 1:01:00
Wesley Korir KEN 1:01:19
Geoffrey Mutai KEN 58:58:00
Luke Puskedra USA 1:01:36
Jacob Riley USA Debut
Stephen Sambu KEN 1:00:41
Matt Tegenkamp USA Debut

Professional Women
Name Country Half-Marathon Personal Best
Jessica Augusto POR 1:09:08
Yolanda Caballero COL 1:10:30
Buzunesh Deba ETH 1:09:53
Krista Duchene CAN 1:10:52
Molly Huddle USA Debut
Hilda Kibet NED 1:07:59
Caroline Kilel KEN 1:08:16
Sally Kipyego KEN Debut
Desiree Linden USA 1:10:34
Adriana Nelson USA 1:09:59
Diane Nukuri-Johnson BDI 1:09:12
Gemma Steel GBR 1:10:19
Lisa Stublić CRO 1:09:18


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