• Kipsang to Defend NYC Marathon Title

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 Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsangof Kenya will defend his TCS New York City Marathon crown on November 1. 

Kipsang will face a strong group of elite runners who have run the marathon distance below 2:05 such us Ethiopians Lelisa Desisa, Yemane Tsegaye,  Gebre Gebremariam and Kenya's Stanley Biwott.  America's top marathoner Meb Keflezighi will also be among elites.

“Fans lining the 26.2-mile route across the city will get to see the world’s top marathoners, many of whom will be running for their home countries in the 2016 Olympic Games next summer in Rio. This is one of our most exciting fields in years and a key race in the Abbott World Marathon Majors Series IX. More than a million people will watch the race live while the global television broadcast will make it available to 500 million homes worldwide.” said race director Peter Ciaccia. 

Kipsang in 2013 ran his  his personal best of 2:03:23  in Berlin break the then world record. He is also has won 2 London marathon title in 2013 and 2014 as well as won the World Marathon Majors during the 2013-14.

“My training is going very well,” he said. “I am very happy to come back to race the streets of New York City again and defend my title.” said Kipsang.

Men's Elite Field 


Marathon Personal Best


Wilson Kipsang, KEN



Lelisa Desisa, ETH



Yemane Tsegaye, ETH



Gebre Gebremariam, ETH



Stanley Biwott, KEN



Geoffrey Kamworor, KEN



Yuki Kawauchi, JPN



Meb Keflezighi, USA



Daniele Meucci, ITA



Nick Arciniaga, USA



Zicheng Li, CHN



Craig Leon, USA



Juan Luis Barrios, MEX



Stefano Sciani, ITA



Harbert Okuti, UGA



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