Big field for NYC marathon
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