NYC Marathon: Chebet, Lokedi win races in debuts



Evans Chebet of Kenya received the New York City Marathon males’s race and Sharon Lokedi of Kenya received the ladies’s race Sunday, each of them making a splash in their debuts.

Daniel Do Nascimento, who had been main the complete males’s race, collapsed 21 miles in. Chebet completed in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 41 seconds, which was 13 seconds forward of second-place finisher Shura Kitata of Ethiopia.

Do Nascimento received out to a quick begin on a unseasonably heat day and led by almost 2 minutes for a lot of the race. The Brazilian collapsed at Mile 21, proper earlier than he received again into Manhattan, and was attended to by medical professionals. Just a few miles earlier, he had taken a fast 20-second rest room break.

Chebet, 33, pulled away from the pack chasing Do Nascimento as they headed over the bridge into Manhattan for the primary time. After Do Nascimento’s collapse, Chebet took the lead and by no means was threatened the remainder of the best way. Chebet received the Boston Marathon earlier this 12 months.

It was Lokedi’s first-ever marathon and he or she completed in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 23 seconds — simply forward of Lonah Chemtai Salpeter of Israel. The 28-year-old Lokedi was in a decent race earlier than she pulled forward of Chemtai Salpeter in the ultimate two miles to win by seven seconds and end about 50 seconds off the course file.

An hour earlier, the boys’s and girls’s wheelchair races ended with course information being damaged.

Marcel Hug of Switzerland was victorious in the boys’s wheelchair race for the fifth time, tying Kurt Fearnley for most-ever victories in that occasion. Hug completed the 26.2-mile course that goes by means of all 5 boroughs of New York in 1 hour, 25 minutes and 26 seconds to interrupt the earlier mark of 1:29.22 set by Fearnley of Australia in 2006.

Hug, who additionally received the race final 12 months, earned $50,000 for besting the course file. He crossed the end line greater than 2 minutes forward of second-place finisher Daniel Romanchuk of Illinois.

Susannah Scaroni additionally broke the course file in the ladies’s wheelchair race, ending in 1:42.43. That was 21 seconds higher than the outdated mark, which was held by Tatyana McFadden.

Scaroni, a 31-year-old from Illinois, pulled away from the sector early and likewise earned the bonus cash for topping the course file. She beat runner-up Manuela Schar of Switzerland by 2 1/2 minutes, and final 12 months’s winner, Madison de Rozario of Australia, completed third.

Scaroni received the Chicago Marathon final month and was victorious for the primary time in New York after ending third in 2019.

The 36-year-old Hug, nicknamed the “The Silver Bullet,” has been on fairly a streak, profitable 4 gold medals on the Tokyo Paralympics final 12 months in addition to the Tokyo, Berlin, London and Chicago Marathons in 2022.

It was an unseasonably heat day — with the temperature anticipated to soar into the 70s and presumably problem the file for the most well liked race for the reason that marathon moved to November in 1986.

This was the primary time that the marathon was again to full capability for the reason that pandemic.


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