Peres Jepchirchir Becomes First Runner To Win Olympic And New York City Marathon

On Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, Tokyo Olympic Games Gold medallist Peres Jepchirchir became the first runner to win both the Olympics and New York City Marathon.

This is the first time Jepchirchir has tackled New York City Marathon, surviving a thrilling three-way battle to finish in 2 hours 22 minutes 39 seconds.

The 28-year-old said she did not expect the win.

“I thank my God for the energy he has given me,” she told CNN.

The marathoner said the course was not bad, but it wasn’t easy either, “especially the finish.” She added.

Viola Cheptoo came in just seconds behind Jepchirchir to clinch the second position in the women’s 50th running of the marathon.

Albert Korir Wins The 2021 New York City Marathon

Albert Korir prevailed in the New York City Marathon 2021 as well, winning the men’s race in 2 hours 8 minutes 22 Seconds.

Korir was a favourite contender in the race after coming in second in the 2019 race.

New York City’s marathon win is Korir’s fifth in a marathon.

Korir has registered a win in Vienna City; 2017, Cape Town in 2018, Houston and Ottawa in 2019.

New York City Marathon

The New York City Marathon travels through the city’s five boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan.

The race starts on Staten Island and ends in Central Park.

Over 30,000 people were registered to take part in the 50th New York City Marathon after 2020’s edition was cancelled due to the Corona Virus pandemic.