New York City Marathon Elite Race Preview

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Nov. 3, 2011
  • Updated Nov. 3, 2011 at 9:01 PM UTC
Rotich is hoping to win her second race in New York City this year on Sunday. Photo:

Caroline Kilel

Kilel kicked hard down Boylston Street to outlast Desiree Davila and win the 2011 Boston Marathon.

Who could forget the finish at the Boston Marathon in April with Kilel and American Desiree Davila racing stride for stride all the way to the finish line? In the end, it was Kilel who took the victory, her first in a major marathon. The 30-year-old Kenyan, who is known for her strong finishing kick, has won five big city marathons over the course of her career. Can she add New York to her resume in November? If it comes down to a finishing sprint through Central Park, the chances are good.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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