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New York City Marathon Finalizes Its Elite Field

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Oct. 21, 2011
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM UTC
Boston Marathon champion Geoffrey Mutai is part of an impressive field at the ING New York City Marathon. Photo: PhotoRun.net

The third-fastest half marathoner of all time makes his debut.

By David Monti
(c) 2011 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Boston Marathon champion Geoffrey Mutai is part of an impressive field at the ING New York City Marathon. Photo: PhotoRun.net

NEW YORK — Organizers of the ING New York City Marathon said here today that World Championships Marathon bronze medalist Feyisa Lelisa of Ethhiopia and two-time European Championships medalist Inga Abitova of Russia had been added to their elite field.  New York Road Runners officials also said that the third-fastest half-marathoner of all time, Kenya’s Mathew Kisorio, would make his marathon debut in their race, and that six-time IAAF World Cross Country Championships medalist Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia –wife of the race’s defending men’s champion Gebre Gebremariam– would also be running.

With the inclusion of these athletes –plus Morocco’s Abdellah Falil, Ethiopia’s Firehiwot Dado Tufa, and Kenya’s Stephen Kibet Kosgei– the world’s largest marathon boasts a powerful field.  The men’s race features the reigning champions of the marathons in New York (Gebremariam), Boston (Geoffrey Mutai) and London (Emmanuel Mutai), plus world championships medalists Lelisa, Tsegaye Kebede and Jaouad Gharib.  Six athletes have personal best times under 2:06.  The women’s race has the marathon champions from London (Mary Keitany) and Boston (Caroline Kilel), and 11 women who have broken 2:25:30.

The top athletes who are entered are as follows:

MEN
Bib, Last, First, M/F, City, ST, Nation, DoB, Race Day, PB, PB Venue
1, Gebremariam, Gebre, M, Addis Ababa, ETH, 10-Sep-1984, 27, 2:04:53, Boston, 2011
2, Mutai, Emmanuel, M, Lessos, KEN, 12-Oct-1984, 27, 2:04:40, London, 2011
3, Mutai, Geoffrey, M, Kapng’etuny, KEN, 7-Oct-1981, 30, 2:03:02, Boston, 2010
4, Kebede, Tsegaye, M, Addis Ababa, ETH, 15-Jan-1987, 24, 2:05:18, Fukuoka, 2009
5, Lelisa, Feyisa, M, Addis Ababa, ETH, 1-Feb-1990, 21, 2:05:23, Rotterdam, 2010
6, Gharib, Jaouad, M, Rabat, MAR, 22-May-1972, 39, 2:05:27, London, 2009
7, Keflezighi, Meb, M, Mammoth Lakes, CA, USA, 5-May-1975, 36, 2:09:15, New York, 2009
8, Kisorio, Mathew, M, Eldoret, KEN, 16-May-1989, 22, 0:58:46, Philadelphia, 2011
9, Kipkosgei, Moses Kigen, M, Eldoret, KEN, 10-Jan-1983, 28, 2:10:12, Nairobi, 2009
10, Röthlin, Viktor, M, Magglingen, SUI, 14-Oct-1974, 37, 2:07:23, Tokyo, 2008
11, Curtis, Bobby, M, Ardmore, PA, USA, 28-Nov-1984, 26, 27:24.67, Palo Alto, 2011
12, Moran, Ed, M, Williamsburg, VA, USA, 27-May-1981, 30, 27:43.13, Palo Alto, 2007
14, Falil, Abdellah, M,, MAR, 1-Jan-1976, 35, 2:08:18, Daegu, 2011
15, Barrios, Juan Luis, M, Mexico City, MEX, 24-Jun-1983, 28, 2:14:20, Torreón, 2011
16, Kosgei, Stephen Kibet, M, Eldoret, KEN, 9-Nov-1986, 24, 2:09:27, Dubai, 2011

WOMEN
Bib, Last, First, M/F, City, ST, Nation, DoB, Race Day, PB, PB Venue
101, Keitany, Mary, F, Iten, KEN, 18-Jan-1982, 29, 2:19:19, London, 2011
102, Kilel, Caroline Cheptonui, F, Kericho, KEN, 21-Mar-1981, 30, 2:22:36, Boston, 2011
103, Smith, Kim, F, Providence, RI, NZL, 19-Nov-1981, 29, 2:25:21, London, 2010
104, Abitova, Inga, F, Samara, RUS, 06-Mar-1982, 29, 2:22:19, London, 2010
105, Andersson, Isabellah, F, Vilshult, SWE, 12-Nov-1980, 31, 2:23:41, Dubai, 2011
106, Deba, Buzunesh, F, Bronx, NY, ETH, 08-Sep-1987, 24, 2:23:31, San Diego, 2011
107, Rotich, Caroline, F, Nyaharuru, KEN, 13-May-1984, 27, 2:24:46, Boston, 2011
108, Augusto, Jessica, F, Braga, POR, 08-Nov-1981, 30, 2:24:33, London, 2011
109, Félix, Ana Dulce, F, Braga, POR, 23-Oct-1982, 29, 2:26:30, Viena, 2011
110, Bogomolova, Galina, F, Cheboksary, RUS, 15-Oct-1977, 34, 2:20:47, Chicago, 2006
111, Tufa, Firehiwot Dado, F, Addis Ababa, ETH, 09-Jan-1984, 27, 2:24:13, Roma, 2011
112, Kidane, Werknesh, F, Addis Ababa, ETH, 21-Nov-1981, 29, 2:26:15, Boston, 2011
114, Pavey, Jo, F, Teddington, GBR, 20-Sep-1973, 38, 2:28:24, London, 2011
115, Demissie, Misiker Mekonnin, F, Albuquerque, NM, ETH, 23-Jul-1986, 25, 2:25:21, San Diego, 2011
116, Rhines, Jen, F, Mammoth Lakes, CA, USA, 01-Jul-1974, 37, 2:29:32, Rome, 2006
117, Aguilar, Alessandra, F, Madrid, ESP, 01-Jul-1978, 33, 2:27:00, Rotterdam, 2011
118, Fleshman, Lauren, F, Springfield, OR, USA, 26-Sep-1981, 30, 14:58.48, New York, 2008
119, Nukuri-Johnson, Diane, F, Iowa City, IA, BDI, 01-Dec-1984, 26, 2:33:47, Los Angeles, 2011
120, Houck, Jennifer, F, Bloomington, MN, USA, 12-Feb-1984, 27, 2:33:01, Duluth, 2011
121, Porter, Sarah, F, Blowing Rock, NC, USA, 22-Aug-1989, 22, 32:57.15, Eugene, 2011
122, Pritz, Molly, F, Williamsport, PA, USA, 07-Apr-1988, 23, 1:11:05, New Orleans, 2011
123, Biset Abrha, Serkalem, F, Bronx, NY, ETH, 08-Mar-1987, 24, 2:32:09, RNR San Diego, 2010
124, Herron, Camille, F, Warr Acres, OK, USA, 25-Dec-1981, 29, 2:38:23, Twin Cities, 2009

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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