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Kisorio breaks the tape at the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon earlier this year in 58:43. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Emmanuel Mutai

Emmanuel Mutai breaks the tape at the London Marathon in a course record 2:04:40. Photo: PhotoRun.net

The runner-up at last year’s New York City Marathon, Mutai is back with one goal in mind—win at all costs. The 27-year-old Kenyan followed up his second-place finish in the Big Apple last fall with a big win earlier this year at the London Marathon. In that race, he shattered the previous course record running 2:04:40 to beat compatriot Martin Lel, who will also race this year’s New York City Marathon.

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