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Peres Jepchirchir and Albert Korir have crowned the winners of the 50th annual New York City Marathon on Sunday — including a woman who took gold at the Tokyo Olympics marathon just months ago.
Jepchirchir, who made her debut in the Big Apple race, was the first to cross the tape with a finish time of 2:22:39, while the men’s title went to Albert Korir, 27, also of Kenya, in a time of 2:08:22.
She is 28 years old.
Peres Jepchirchir Wins NYC Marathon
Runners from Kenya prevailed in the New York City Marathon Sunday, with Albert Korir winning the men’s race and Peres Jepchirchir taking the women’s competition.
Korir finished in 2 hours, 8 minutes, and 22 seconds and Jepchirchir came in at 2 hours, 22 minutes, and 39 seconds, according to the New York Road Runners.
Jepchirchirmade history as the first Olympic Marathon champion to win the race, just three months after she took home gold at the Tokyo games.” After I [won] the Olympic medal, I was not expecting to win,” Jepchirchir said.
She pulled away from the pack in the final meters and finished just four seconds ahead of Viola Cheptoo, Kenya.
As she approached the finish line in Central Park, Jepchirchir said she “felt something I never felt before.”
About 30,000 people were registered to take part in today’s event, the 50th New York Marathon.
The 2020 marathon was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I don’t know where that energy came from,” Jepchirchir said.
Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh finished third, and Molly Seidel, who won bronze at the Olympics in August, came in fourth as the top American.