Although numerous world-class runners have already confirmed their marathon start for the London Marathon and the Berlin Marathon, the New York City Marathon can also count on an outstanding elite field.
An absolutely high-class field can be expected, especially for the women. World champion Gotytom Gebreslase, marathon debutante Hellen Obiri and Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir meet, among others. She also won the last marathon in the Big Apple.
Winning streak to be extended
On November 6, 2022 in New York, the focus will be primarily on women. Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir would like to continue her sensational series of successes over the marathon distance. The 28-year-old has won all of her marathon starts since 2019: 2019 in Saitama (2:23:50 h), 2020 in Valencia (2:17:16 h), 2021 in Sapporo (2:27:20 h) and New York ( 2:22:39 h) and 2022 in Boston (2:21:01 h). Now she wants to repeat last year’s success from New York and continue the impressive series of marathon successes.
Chasing the course record too
Another goal of Jepchirchir will probably be the now 19-year-old course record of Kenyan Margaret Okayo (2:22:31 hours), which she missed by just eight seconds in 2021. But Jepchirchir also has to reckon with tough resistance in the fight for victory. For example, the Ethiopian Gotytom Gebreslase has agreed. The Ethiopian won her marathon debut in Berlin in 2021 and became marathon world champion in 2022 – with a new world championship record of 2:18:11 hours. However, this is her third marathon start this year, after finishing third in Tokyo in March with a time of 2:18:18. Also at the start is the African Lonah Chemtai Salpeter , running for Israel , who also finished third in the marathon world championships and finished in the medal ranks.
What can Hellen Obiri do?
The big “unknown” at the 2022 New York City Marathon is Hellen Obiri. At least when it comes to assessing the marathon potential. Because the multiple world champion is making her debut in the supreme discipline of running. This year Obiri ran to silver at the World Championships in Eugene over the 10,000 meters with a personal best time of 30:10.02 minutes. Now the six-time World Championship medal winner on the track is planning to switch to the road. In her first marathon she may be able to compete with the greats.
Strong US team
Last year’s second Viola Cheptoo and 42-year-old Edna Kiplagat from Kenya are also on the starting list . Sara Hall, Des Linden, Emma Bates and Lindsay Flanagan , among others, are hoping for a top spot for the host. In the men’s event, US star Galen Rupp is making his debut in New York.
Defending the men’s title
The men’s favorite is Albert Korir , who won the New York City Marathon last year and is now aiming to successfully defend his title. Evas Chebet also has great chances of winning. After winning the Boston marathon , he now also wants to win the second major marathon in the USA. Shura Kitata , the winner of the London Marathon 2020, is also registered for New York, as is the fastest South American of all time, Daniel do Nascimento , the marathon Olympic silver medalist Abdi Nageeye and the Swiss record holder Tadesse Abraham .