World Half Marathon record holders, Kamworor and Jepkosgei, stamp authority in full marathon

By Caren Kibbett On Sun, 3 Nov, 2019 20:07 | < 1 min read
Geoffrey Kamworor
Geoffrey Kamworor celebrates after winning the New York Marathon's men's race on November 3, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

Minutes after Joyciline Jepkosgei upset Mary Keitany to win the women’s race at the New York Marathon on Sunday, her national compatriot Geoffrey Kamworor won the men’s race.

The 2017 champion won his second title on the New York Marathon course, clocking 2:08:13.

Albert Korir finished second in the men’s race, capping off another fine weekend for Kenya’s long-distance runners.

World’s Half Marathon record holders, Kamworor and Jepkosgei, stamped their authority in the full marathon race by winning the New York 42km race.

Kamworor is a training partner of history-maker Eliud Kipchoge, who became the first man to run a sub-two hour marathon. The duo also share a coach.

And the G.O.A.T Kipchoge was at the finishing line to hand over the mantle to his training partner.

Debutant Jepkosgei beat four-time world marathon champion Keitany, clocking 2 hours 22 minutes 38 seconds.

The New York City Marathon is the last major competition on the running calendar, with the focus of the world’s best athletes now turning to the 2020 Olympics.