Sharon Lokedy and Evans Chebet win New York City Marathon in debut

New York — Evans Chebet of Kenya won New York City Marathon The men’s race and Kenya’s Sharon Lokedy won the women’s race on Sunday, both of whom made a splash in their debuts.

Daniele do Nascimento, who was leading the entire men’s race, fell at 21 miles. Chebet finished in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 41 seconds, 13 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Shura Kitata of Ethiopia.

Did Nascimento got off to a brisk start on an unseasonably hot day and led by about 2 minutes for most of the race. Brazil collapsed at Mile 21, just before they were back in Manhattan, and medical professionals attended. A few miles ago, he had taken a quick 20-second bathroom break.

Chabet, 33, pulled away from the pack chasing Do Nascimento as they were crossing the bridge in Manhattan for the first time. After the fall of do Nascimento, Chebet took the lead and was never threatened the rest of the way. Chebet won Boston Marathon earlier this year.

2022 TCS New York City Marathon
Kenya’s female champ Sharon Lokedy and Kenya’s men’s champ Evans Chebet pose with flags after the TCS 2022 New York City Marathon on November 6, 2022 in New York City.

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It was Lokedy’s first marathon and she finished in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 23 seconds – just ahead of Israel’s Lona Kemtai Salpeter. 28-year-old Lokedi was in a tight race before overtaking Chemtai Salpeter in the final two miles and won by seven seconds and clocked a time of almost 50 seconds above the course record.

Temperatures in New York reached the mid-70s by noon, challenging the record for the hottest race day since the marathon was moved to November in the 1970s. CBS New York informed of. The New York Road Runners stated that water, Gatorade, energy gels and bananas were available to the runners. Nine fog stations were added along the course in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx.

The men’s and women’s wheelchair races culminated with the breaking of the course records.

Switzerland’s Marcel Haug won the men’s wheelchair race for the fifth time, tying Kurt Fernley for the most wins in that event. Hugh completed the 26.2-mile course that passes through all five New York boroughs in 1 hour, 25 minutes and 26 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 1:29.22 set by Australia’s Fairnley in 2006.

Hugh, who also won the race last year, earned $50,000 to best the course record. He crossed the finish line more than 2 minutes ahead of second-place finisher Daniel Romanchuk of Illinois.

Susanna Scaroni also broke the course record in the women’s wheelchair race, which finished in 1:42.43. He was 21 seconds better than the old mark, which was held by Tatyana McFadden.

Scaroni, a 31-year-old from Illinois, quickly got off the field and earned bonus money for topping the course record. She beat Switzerland’s runner-up Manuela Schaar by 2 1/2 minutes and last year’s winner Australia’s Madison De Rosario finished third.

Scaroni won Chicago Marathon New York was the first to emerge victorious after finishing third last month and in 2019.

The 36-year-old Hug, better known as “The Silver Bullet”, has been on quite a streak, winning four gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics last year as well as the 2022 Tokyo, Berlin, London and Chicago Marathons.

It was the first time the marathon had returned to full capacity since the pandemic.

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