Evans Chebet and Sharon Lokedi rock New York Marathon

Kenyans Evans Chebet and Sharon Lokedi reigned supreme in the new York marathon .

Evans finished in 2.08.41 seconds to beta the challenge of Ethiopian Shura Kitata and Abdi Nageeye of Netherlands.

A six-man chase pack – which included Chebet, Olympic silver medallist Abdi Nageeye, and 2020 London Marathon champion Shura Kitata – went through the half-way point in a more comfortable 1:03:35.

Chebet, who had won the Boston Marathon earlier this year, found himself with a 30-second lead over a three-man chasing group which included Kitata and Nageeye.

“The race was hard for me, but I was thankful for my team and have so much gratitude toward my coach,” Chebet said.

The win by Chebet means all the six major marathons for men in 2022 have been won by Kenyans.

In the women category , Sharon finished in 2.23.23 ahead of  Kenyans turned Israeli Lorna  Chebet and Ethiopian Gotytom Gabreselace.

Five times winner Edna Kiplagat, nine days shy of her 43rd birthday, came through to take fourth place in 2:24:16 . The time is more than four minutes quicker than her winning time in this race in 2010.

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