Kenyan Wilson Kipsang will run the New York City Marathon for the first time on Nov. 2, his second marathon since breaking the world record at the Berlin Marathon last year.
Kipsang, 32 and the 2012 Olympic marathon bronze medalist, won in Berlin in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 23 seconds, on Sept. 29. That broke Kenyan Patrick Makau‘s world record from the 2011 Berlin Marathon by 15 seconds.
Kipsang joins an elite field that includes the last three New York City Marathon winners — Kenyan course record-holder Geoffrey Mutai (2011, 2013), Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam and American Meb Keflezighi (2009). The 2012 race was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.
Olympic and World champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda will run the New York City Marathon again after finishing 12th last year.
Keflezighi memorably became the first U.S. man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 on April 21.
The women’s elite field includes four past winners — Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo (2013), Ethiopian Firehiwot Dado (2011), Kenyan Edna Kiplagat and Latvian Jelena Prokopcuka (2005, 2006).
Ethiopia’s Buzunesh Deba, the reigning New York City and Boston Marathon runner-up, is also signed up.
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is also running the New York City Marathon.
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