Course record under big threat as Bekele, Jepchirchir on parade

Two-time NCCA champion Weini Kelati and US indoor champion Drew Hunter pose with the New York City Marathon’s first ever black Race Director Ted Metellus and New York City Marathon CEO Kerin Hempel after winning the 2021 USATF Five-kilometre Championships race held at Central Park on November 6, 2021 as the curtain-raiser to the 50th New York City Marathon.


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What you need to know:

  • With a personal best 2:01:41, just three seconds outside Kipchoge’s world record, Bekele is the top draw here, with Dutchman Nageeye who has a PB of 2:06:17 offering the supporting cast

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