In a dramatic end to the ladies’s race on the New York Metropolis Marathon on Sunday, Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya pulled away within the last meters to win, simply three months after she won gold within the ladies’s marathon on the Tokyo Olympics.
Jepchirchir completed in 2 hours 22 minutes 39 seconds, simply 4 seconds forward of Viola Cheptoo, additionally of Kenya. (Cheptoo is the runner Bernard Lagat’s youthful sister.) Ababel Yeshaneh of Ethiopia completed third.
Molly Seidel, who received bronze on the Olympics in August, completed fourth as the highest American. Seidel’s time of two:24:42 was the quickest ever for an American in New York.