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Edna Kiplagat to fight for top honors at NYC Half Marathon

Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat to fight for top honors at NYC Half Marathon

Double world marathon champion, Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat will lead a stellar team of deep elite women at the 18th edition of the New York City Half Marathon scheduled for Sunday (17) in New York City.

The 44 year-old who is the oldest athlete to grace this event, comes to this race with the second fastest time on paper of 1:07.52 that she got last year at the Houston Half Marathon.

Kiplagat who is also a four time world major marathon winner will have to get past the two-time U.S. Olympian and Boston Marathon winner Des Linden and Rio Olympics 1500m bronze medallist, Jenny Simpson.

Other title contenders include former European 10,000m bronze medallist, Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal, who is also the fastest athlete on paper with a time of 1:07.34, world marathon bronze medallist, Fatima Gardadi, and Canadian marathon record holder Malindi Elmore.

The race organisers have assembled this strong team to target the race course record of 1:07.35 set eight years ago by Molly Huddle of United States.

LEADING TIME

21KM WOMEN

  1. Karoline Grøvdal (NOR) 1:07.34
  2. Edna Kiplagat      (KEN) 1:07.52
  3. Malindi Elmore    (CAN) 1:10.11
  4. Des Linden           (USA) 1:10.34
  5. Jenny Simpson     (USA) 1:10.35
  6. Fatima Gardadi    (MOR)1:10.28

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