Three times Vienna City marathon champion, Nancy Kiprop will be targeting podium position at the 50th edition of the New York Marathon that will be held on Sunday (7) November in New York City.
The 42 year-old finished in fourth position with a time of 2:26.21 at the 2019 edition behind Joyciline Jepkosgei who pulled 2:22.38 with Mary Keitany coming home in second in 2:23.32 and Ruti Aga third in a time of 2:25.51.
Kiprop has not competed in any race for two years and returns to the same course she launched her World Marathon majors career following her dominance at the Vienna City marathon.
“I have been off for two years and the same course I competed last, is the same course I will be running. The two years have been long but I have hope of reaching the podium,” said Kiprop who moved from Iten to Kaptagat as her training base.
KIprop will have to battle with the on-form Peres Jepchirchir who holds the fastest time on paper of 2:17.16 that she got at the 2020 Valencia Marathon.
She will also face Nancy Kiprop who was fourth the last time the race was held in 2019, and Viola Lagat, the younger sister of five-time Olympian Bernard Lagat.
While Lagat will be racing his elder brother the five times Olympian Bernard will be part of the broadcast team that will be doing commentary.