Albert Korir and Peres Jepchirchir win 2021 New York City Marathon

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Korir, who got here in second within the 2019 race, completed in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 22 seconds, and Jepchirchir got here in at 2 hours, 22 minutes and 39 seconds, in line with the New York Road Runners.
It was 28-year-old Jepchirchir’s first time working the New York Metropolis Marathon, and he or she was not anticipating to win after taking gold within the Olympics marathon in August, she advised ESPN on Sunday.

“I thank my God for the power he has given me,” she mentioned.

“I will say this course will not be unhealthy, nevertheless it’s not straightforward” particularly the end.

She is the primary runner to win each Olympic gold and the New York Metropolis Marathon.

Viola Cheptoo, additionally from Kenya, was simply seconds behind Jepchirchir.

Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh took third within the ladies’s race, ending in 2 hours, 22 minutes and 52 seconds.

Molly Seidel completed as the highest American lady, taking fourth in 2 hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds. Seidel received bronze within the ladies’s marathon on the Tokyo Olympics.

The victory was Korir’s fifth in a marathon, after Vienna Metropolis in 2017, Cape City in 2018, Houston in 2019 and Ottawa the identical yr.

Mohamed El Aaraby of Morocco got here in second within the males’s race, ending in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 6 seconds. He was adopted by Eyob Faniel of Italy, who got here in at 2 hours, 9 minutes and 52 seconds.

Elkanah Kibet completed as the highest American, taking fourth with a time of two hours, 11 minutes and 15 seconds.

About 30,000 folks had been registered to participate in in the present day’s occasion, the fiftieth New York Marathon, which travels by way of the town’s 5 boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. The race begins on Staten Island and ends in Central Park.

The 2020 marathon was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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