The third-place finisher at last year’s New York City Marathon in her debut at the distance, Keitany won’t sneak up on anyone at this year’s race. In February, the 29-year-old Kenyan shattered the world record in the half-marathon, becoming the first woman to run under 66 minutes with a 1:05:50 clocking. She followed that up with a victory at the London Marathon in April, breaking the tape in 2:19:19, the fourth-fastest women’s marathon of all time. If she makes a break halfway through the race like she did in London, it will be interesting to see who, if anyone, goes with her.
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