Tag Archives: New York City Marathon

Peres Jepchirchir and Joyciline Jepkosgei expected to share WMM jackpot prize

Newly crowned New York City marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir and London marathon champion Joyciline Jepkosgei will be battling for the World Marathon Majors jack pot prize.

Following the conclusion of the marathon season on Sunday at the New York, the two marathon queens will be on for the prize following their dominance in the majors.

Jepchirchir, who won New York garnered 25 points to add on her Olympic marathon win is expected to share the prize with Jepkosgei, the winner on 2020 New York City marathon and 2021 London marathon, who have all gained 50 points from the two wins.

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir wins the women’s marathon final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Sapporo on August 7, 2021. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Another Kenyan runner on the prize list will be world marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei, who won silver at the Olympic Games and finished 4th at the London marathon.

Jepchirchir said it will be a tricky way of earnings after enjoying the 2020 and 2021 season winning all her races and setting two world records and reclaiming her world half marathon title.

“This time, it will be a challenge in sharing the prize money but that is not a problem at all,” said Jepchirchir after winning New York City marathon on Sunday.

She also said that, after winning her first world marathon majors title she will have to take a break.

Athletics – London Marathon – London, Britain – October 3, 2021 Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei celebrates winning the elite women’s race REUTERS/Matthew Childs

After closing a season on a high note, the Valencia marathon champion said she had had a successful 2020/2021 season and it is her high time to take a break, as she thinks of the next move next season.

“It has been a good season for me. Both last year and this year’s where I have won in almost all races I have competed in and it will be my time to bond with the family back home,” said Jepchirchir while in the USA after winning her third marathon in all four marathons she has run.

Last year, Jephirchir came from maternity leave to win her second world half marathon title as well as the Valencia marathon.

“My journey has been a success and in all these I owe it to God and the first thing is to give my body time to recover well,” added Jepchirchir.

At the New York City marathon, she won the title in 2:22.39 beating her country mate Viola Cheptoo Lagat and Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh to second and third in 2:22:44 as Yeshaneh clocked 2:24.42 respectively.

She said that it was a wonderful win that she expected following her intense training.

“It was wonderful, winning this marathon. The year has been so great. After winning the Olympic title, I did not expect to win this title. I was well prepared despite the fact that there was limited time before the race,” Jepchirchir said.

With world championships and Commonwealth Games coming next year, Jepchirchir was reluctant to commit to the two championships saying she will be making her announcement next year on her next move.

“For now I want to relax and recover my body. Once I resume my training by next year, I will be in for a better season,” said Jepchirchir who will be arriving in the country on Tuesday morning.


Peres Jepchirchir runs away with 2021 New York Marathon title

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir made her debut memorable at 50th edition of the New York City Marathon that was held on Sunday (7) in in New York, USA.

The Tokyo 2020 marathon winner sprinted to the finish with a powerful kick to cut the tape in 2:22.39. She was followed by Marathon debutant Violah Lagat  who happens to be the sister to Bernard Lagat.

more to follow…

Albert Korir wins the 2021 New York City Marathon

Kenya’s Albert Korir won the lived to his expectation as he trounced a deep field at the 50th edition of the New York City Marathon that was held on Sunday (7) in in New York, USA.

The 27 years-old returned to the New York City Marathon with an aim of finishing on the podium despite the heavy line-up that included Kenenisa Bekele, Abdi Nageeye and the defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor.

Korir came to this race with a personal best of 2:08.06 that he got at the 2019 Ottawa marathon. In 2019, Korir finished second behind Kamworor but this time round he was the man on a mission as he never let any distraction to deter him as he destroyed the rich field cutting the in 2:08.22

More to follow…

Major Races for Tomorrow and Where to WATCH

Tomorrow is a fully packed day with six major races around the World.

Below are some of the Road Races.

1. Event Info: Istanbul Marathon

Event Info:    2021 Nairobi Marathon 2021.

Date:              Sunday, NOV 7th

Time:        9.00 AM  (GMT)

Live Stream start time: The race will be streamed live on Sport Istanbul and YouTube.

2. Cross Internacional de San Sebastián.

Date: Sunday, Nov 7th

Time: 08:00 (GMT)

3. Event Info: Barcelona Marathon

Date:  Sunday, Nov 7

Time: at 8:30am Central European time (GMT +1).

4. Event Info: New York City Marathon

Date: Sunday, Nov 7

Time: 8:00am ET.

  • United States and New York Area: ABC App and ABC7NY.com, WABC-TV, ESPN2 and ESPN 3 via the ESPN App
  • Brazil: ESPN Brazil
  • China: SMG Sports
  • Europe: Eurosport
  • France: L’Equipe
  • India: Eurosport
  • Italy: RAI
  • Japan: TV Asahi
  • Mexico: Sky Mexico
  • Netherlands: NOSr
  • New Zealand: Sky
  • Kenya: SuperSport
  • South America: ESPN International
  • Southeast Asia: Eurosport
  • Spain: TVE: Tv3

5. Event Info: CrossCup de Mol

Date: Sunday, Nov 7th

Time: 11:30 (GMT)

6. Event Info: Los Angeles Marathon

Date: Sunday, Nov 7

Time: 6:30 US Pacific (GMT +9).

LA marathon live stream and TV coverage:

Kenenisa Bekele, Peres Jepchirchir favoured as New York City Marathon returns

Kenenisa Bekele is looking forward to his New York City Marathon debut and Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir bids to build on her stellar 2021 when the famous five-borough race returns on Sunday after a year-long COVID-mandated hiatus.

The second-fastest marathoner of all time with a 2:01:41 personal best, Ethiopia’s Bekele is the only runner in the men’s field with a sub-2:06 performance to his name, but he will have to fend off Olympic silver medallist Abdi Nageeye of the Netherlands to reach the top of the podium.

“I will be in (a) good position,” said Bekele, who finished third in Berlin in September. “It’s a new course and a new challenge for me, but I’ll have a good result, I’m sure.”

The 39-year-old was drawn to New York with the goal of getting more experience in the United States – this will be only his second U.S. marathon – and to build on a legacy that includes three Olympic gold medals – two in the 10,000 metres and one in the 5,000 – and five World Championship golds.

“After Berlin I recovered well. My dream will come true to participate in this race,” Bekele said.

Kenyan Jepchirchir, who triumphed in a duel with compatriot Brigid Kosgei to win the Tokyo Olympic marathon, expects a tough race from rivals including American Molly Seidel, who picked up bronze at the Games.

“To have strong people in a competition, it helps a lot to push, run good,” said Jepchirchir, who counts four-times New York champion Mary Keitany as a mentor.

Sally Kipyego, who finished third at the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials, is also among the 13 Tokyo Olympians to feature in Sunday’s race three months after the Games.

“I would love top five,” said Kipyego, the runner-up in 2016. “Even top 10 Sunday would be good just because of what I’m dealing with. I’m dealing with a tired body.”

The New York City Marathon, which did not take place last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will have a number of safeguards in place, including mandatory proof of vaccine or a negative test within 48 hours before the race.

Albert Korir targets the podium at the New York City Marathon

The 2019 Vienna City Marathon Albert Korir will be targeting a podium finish at the 50th New York City Marathon that will be held on Sunday (7) in New York, USA.

The 27 years-old will be returning to the New York City Marathon with an aim of finishing on the podium despite the heavy line-up that includes Kenenisa Bekele, Abdi Nageeye  and the defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor.

He finished in second place at the 2019 New York City marathon behind champion Kamworor and he will be returning to the course as his first outing since 2019 with the world being under the control of Covid-19.

Following his training program in his Kapkitony village in Elgeyo Marakwet County, the 2014 Kass marathon winner was optimistic that he will be hitting the podium as his target.

“I have been out of competition for a long time and heading to New York City, I need to be on the podium. As much as I want to win the race, it will be one of the most competitive ones now that many athletes have been out of competition for a long time,” said Korir.

Korir comes to this race with a personal best of 2:08.06 that he got at the 2019 Ottawa marathon. He has been training about 180km a week so that he can gain much endurance while competing at the one of the World marathon majors.

“Training for such a marathon is not easy. Remember I have not run for long because after New York in November 2019, I competed at the Eldoret City marathon finishing 10th meaning I have a big challenge ahead,” said Korir.

In 2017, he won the Vienna City marathon and managed third position at the Luboya Marathon, won silver at both Lake Biwa and Cape Town marathons respectively in 2018.

“My expectations are high with the aim of reaching high standards in the race. I don’t want to force myself, burning my chest so hard but I will do what my body will be prepared for,” he added.

In 2019, he won both Ottawa and Houston marathons before concluding the season with the second finish in the New York City Marathon

Peres Jepchirchir targets the New York City Marathon title

Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir has been in stellar form over the last two seasons, and will be hoping to wrap up the year on a high at the 50th edition of the New York City Marathon that will be held on Sunday (7) in New York.

The 27 year comes to the TCS New York Marathon off not only winning the Olympic gold in Tokyo but six straight road race wins in her last six races.

“2021 has already been a magical year, and I am excited that it is not yet over,” Jepchirchir said in a New York Road Runners press release. “The excitement in Kenya around my performance in the Olympic Games has been very high, and I know that a victory in New York will mean so much to the people of Kenya.”

She claimed Olympic gold in on the course at the Tokyo games, to add on to her two record World half marathon titles, the last of which she won in 2020. Tegla Loroupe, Paula Radcliffe, and Lornah Kiplagat are the only women to win more than one half marathon world title.

Jepchirchir comes to this race with a personal best of 2:17.16 that she got at the 2020 Valencia Marathon. She is the fastest athlete on paper and she will be joined by Nancy Kiprop also from Kenya who was fourth the last time the race was held in 2019, and Viola Lagat, the younger sister of five-time Olympian Bernard Lagat.

Marine Corps Marathon canceled for 2nd straight year

A live, in-person staging of the Marine Corps Marathon is out again for the second straight year due to COVID-19 concerns. The race was suspended Tuesday for “security and safety precautions,” organizers said.

Runners who were hoping to compete in the annual marathon, one of the most anticipated athletic events in the nation’s capital, will have to settle for a virtual event.

“After exhausting all possibilities, the opportunity to safely operate and execute a live event is just not feasible at this time,” Rick Nealis, director of the Marine Corps Marathon Organization, said in a statement.

The virtual marathons, whether the 26-mile or 10K races, must be completed between Oct. 1 and Nov. 10 — the Marine Corps’ birthday.

“Though we had high hopes to welcome hone our running community this October, we are excited to still be able to celebrate the 46th running of ‘The People’s Marathon’ virtually,” Mr. Nealis said.

Other major marathons are going forward with live races.

More than 30,000 participants are expected to take part in the 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 7. The route will take runners through different neighborhoods of New York City’s five boroughs — Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan, organizers said.

Kenenisa Bekele to run two marathons in 42 Days

Kenenisa Bekele is still the only elite runner confirmed for the BMW Berlin Marathon which will be the first of two marathons in 42 days for the Ethiopian runner, who is also scheduled to race the TCS New York City Marathon on November 7, a grueling double that will mark Bekele’s first races since March 2020.

A look at the list of favourites shows quite clearly how much the world’s elite is also waiting for top notch races. None other than the running legend Bekele who will aim for victory on September 26. At the 2019 Berlin-Marathon, he clearly demonstrated with his time of 2:01:41 hours that he is always a force to be reckoned with.

“I will come back with good energy and motivation to Berlin-Marathon. The last race in Berlin motivated me a lot, so I hope I will fulfil my plan this year.” said Bekele. So, in many ways, the BMW Berlin-Marathon 2021 will be an event with historic sporting significance.

Bekele is a four-time Olympic medallist and 16-time world champion who will make his debut at the New York City Marathon on November 7 in the men’s open division. At the Athens 2004 Games, he won gold in the 10,000m and silver in the 5000m, and four years later in Beijing took gold in both distances. He won the 2019 Berlin Marathon in the second-fastest time ever, only two seconds off the world record time set by Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin the year prior.

“I am proud of the many accomplishments in my career, but I have never had the opportunity to compete in the TCS New York City Marathon,” Bekele said. “I am excited that 2021 will be the year for me to make my attempt in New York. Some of my greatest success has come in cross-country running, and I am told that the hills and turns of New York reward athletes with the strength that comes from running cross-country. I will do my best to join that great list of New York City champions.”

Peres Jepchirchir to debut at New York Marathon

Olympic Marathon Champion Peres Jepchirchir,will make debut at 50th edition of the New York City Marathon that will be held on 7, November 2021 in New York.

Jepchirhir will have a rematch with Tokyo 2020 marathon bronze medallist Molly Seidel of the United States.

In what is the deepest American field in recent years, Seidel will have tough competition against fellow U.S. teammates from Tokyo, Sally Kipyego and Aliphine Tuliamuk. Fellow Olympian Emily Sisson will be returning to the marathon distance after finishing 10th in the 10,000m with a teime of 31:09 on the track. Sisson holds the second-fastest time in the elite field – 2:23.08, just behind the 2018 Boston Marathon champion Des Linden of 2:22.28 who is also racing New York.

Jepchirchir comes to the TCS New York Marathon off not only winning the Olympic gold in Tokyo but six straight road race wins in her last six races. The 27 year-old is the race favourite.

Another Kenyan who will be chasing for the podium is Violah Cheptoo who will also be making her debut in the marathon, with a personal bests of 1:06 over the half-marathon distance and 30:55 for 10Km.