Big field for NYC marathon

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

New York — Former cham­pion Wil­son Kip­sang of Kenya and run­ner-up Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia have joined the field for the New York City Marathon on Nov 5, the or­gan­is­ers an­nounced Tues­day.

The 2014 win­ner Kip­sang dropped out of the Ber­lin Marathon last month be­cause of mus­cle cramp­ing in cold, wet weather. The former worl­drecord holder won the Tokyo Marathon in Fe­bru­ary.

Kip­sang and Deba, who was the New York City Marathon run­ner-up in 2011 and 2013, will race against de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Ghir­may Ghe­bres­lassie of Eritrea and Mary Kei­tany of Kenya. – AP

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