A 12 months after Hellen Obiri made her marathon debut in New York Metropolis and completed sixth, she earned her redemption with a dash end over Letesenbet Gidey within the closing mile to win the 2023 TCS New York Metropolis Marathon. Obiri is the primary girl in 34 years to win the Boston Marathon and the New York Metropolis Marathon in the identical 12 months.
Obiri got here into Central Park sprinting away from the chasing Gidey with lower than a mile to go, successful by a detailed margin of 5 seconds over the ladies’s 10,000m world report holder.
With a star-studded ladies’s area, all eyes had been on the long-standing course report of two:22:31 earlier than the race started. The ladies made it clear that they weren’t out to get the report within the first 10K–ruling out the prospect of a quick time with a slower-than-usual tempo.
The ladies’s race didn’t actually start in earnest till the ultimate eight kilometres, when Kenya’s Viola Cheptoo pushed a five-minute mile tempo on the entrance, Obiri, Gidey and 2022 champion Sharon Lokedi in pursuit. Then the three started to surge. “I stored telling myself to be affected person,” Obiri stated in a post-race interview with Canadian Operating. “I do know my strengths are within the closing few miles, and I made positive to offer these all I had.”
Gidey completed 5 seconds behind Obiri for her second profession marathon and first main. 2022 NYC champion Lokedi rounded out the rostrum, ending 10 seconds behind Obiri and 4 seconds after Gidey for third.
Hellen Obiri 🇰🇪 is the queen of NYC!
— Canadian Operating (@CanadianRunning) November 5, 2023
Obiri’s time of two:27:23 was the slowest successful mark since Edna Kiplagat ran 2:28:20 in 2010. “I got here right here to win,” says Obiri. “Final 12 months, I made errors, and this 12 months I felt I discovered from them.”
The final girl to win Boston and New York in the identical 12 months was Norway’s Ingrid Kristiansen in 1989. Obiri hopes her historic win will earn her a spot on the Kenyan marathon group for the 2024 Paris Olympics. There is no such thing as a doubt that if she features choice from Athletics Kenya she will probably be one of many favourites to win gold.
Ladies’s high 10 finishers
1. Hellen Obiri (KEN) — 2:27:23
2. Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) — 2:27:29
3. Sharon Lokedi (KEN) — 2:27:33
4. Brigid Kosgei (KEN) — 2:27:45
5. Mary Ngugi (KEN) — 2:27:53
6. Viola Cheptoo (KEN) — 2:28:11
7. Edna Kiplagat (KEN) — 2:29:40
8. Kellyn Taylor (USA) — 2:29:48
9. Molly Huddle (USA) — 2:32:02
10. Fantu Zewude Jifar (ETH) — 2:34:10
Ladies’s wheelchair division outcomes
Switzerland’s Catherine Debrunner took cost of the ladies’s wheelchair race, successful over her countrywoman, Manueal Schär by greater than quarter-hour and breaking the earlier course report of 1:42:43, held by the U.S.’s Susannah Scaroni, by greater than three minutes. Debrunner additionally broke the course report on the Chicago Marathon final month.
1. Catherine Debrunner (SUI) — 1:39:32 CR
2. Manuela Schär (SUI) — 1:47:54
3. Susannah Scaroni (USA) — 1:48:14* (qualifies for 2024 Paralympic group)
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