Winners of the New York City Marathon 2021 include Olympic champions Peres Jepchirchir (Women) and Albert Korir (Men) on Sunday, November 7th.
On her first Olympic competition, Jepchirchir won the gold medal; now, in her first effort in New York, she has repeated that feat.
The defending Olympic champion set the pace early on, pulled away from teammate Kenyan Viola Cheptoo, and won by four seconds. Ethiopian runner Ababel Yeshaneh placed third.
U.S. runner Molly Seidel, who won bronze at the Tokyo Marathon in 2020, was fourth overall. Shortly later, in the professional men’s race, Albert Korir of Kenya also finished first.
The 27-year-victory old’s here was the largest of his career, and it came 44 seconds clear of runner-up Mohamed Reda El Aaraby of Morocco, with Italy’s Eyob Faniel taking third.
New York City Marathon 2021 – Results
- Albert Korir 2:08.22
- Mohamed El Aaraby 2:09.06
- Eyob Faniel 2:09.56
- Elkanah Kibet 2:11.15
- Abdi Nageeye 2:11.39
- Peres Jepchirchir 2:22.39
- Viola Cheptoo 2:22.44
- Ababel Yeshaneh 2:22.52
- Molly Seidel 2:24.42
- Helalia Johannes 2:26.29
- Marcel Hug 1:31.24
- David Weir 1:38.01
- Daniel Romanchuk 1:38.22
- Madison de Rozario 1:51.01
- Tatyana McFadden 1:53.59
- Manuela Schaer 1:54.02
The 2021 New York City Marathon is Won by Albert Korir.
Korir crossed the finish line first, followed by Jepchirchir, increasing the volume of Kenya’s jubilation.
The Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, who came into the race having placed third in Berlin on September 26, and his four Olympic medals were the subject of much discussion leading up to the start of the event.
Bekele fell behind the early fast pace set by El Aaraby of Morocco and Eyob Faniel of Italy, while Korir patiently waited for the proper moment to strike, running at his own pace and eventually taking the lead with around 10 kilometres (6 miles) to go.
The 27-year-old showed no mercy and was never threatened, amassing a 44-second lead over El Aaraby in second and taking home his first major championship.
After Dominating the 2021 New York City Men’s Wheelchair Race, Marcel Hug is Unstoppable.
After winning four gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Switzerland’s “Silver Bullet” continued his stellar year with a victory in the New York City Marathon, finishing with a comfortable six minutes and thirty-six seconds to spare. Previous victories this year included Berlin, London, and Boston.
The six-time Paralympic gold medalist ran through the streets of New York to cross the finish line in Central Park and win his fourth title.