Joyciline Jepkosgei takes first place in her NYC Marathon debut

It was her NYC Marathon debut but Joyciline Jepkosgei manage to ruin her fellow countrywoman Mary Keitany’s chance at a fifth women’s title in the contest, but all kudos went to #TeamKenya, as Keitany came in second, and Geoffrey Kamworor won the men’s division, his second NYC Marathon victory.

Jepkosgei finished with the race in two hours, 22 minutes and 38 seconds.

Though Jepkosgei has been running professionally since only 2015, she’s already compiled an impressive catalog of accomplishments: She’s collected silver medals at the 2017 World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain, earned a bronze medal in the 2016 African Championships and set world records with her times in the half marathon, 10-kilometer, 15-kilometer and 20-kilometer races. In March, during her first trip to the United States, she won the NYC Half.

Kamworor, the men’s champ and unofficial world record holder in the half marathon, finished Sunday’s race in two hours, eight minutes and 13 seconds. Kenya’s Albert Korir finished 23 seconds later.


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