Jepkosgei Wins the 2019 New York City Marathon – Women’s Running

On a nearly perfect Sunday to run through the five boroughs, Joyciline Jepkosgei, 26, of Kenya, won the 2019 New York City Marathon in 2:22:38, a record time for a debut at 26.2 miles on the course.
Mary Keitany of Kenya who has won the New York City Marathon four times, was second in 2:23:32, and Ruti Aga of Ethiopia was third in 2:25:51.
PHOTO: Jen Ator
Joyciline Jepkosgei and Mary Keitany celebrate their first and second place finishes at the 2019 New York City Marathon.The temperature was 45 degrees with just a light breeze under sunny skies—what many pro runners welcomed as an opportunity to run aggressively a little earlier than is typical on New York’s hilly terrain. Desiree Linden, who led the race for several miles before the half, was the first American to finish—she was sixth in 2:26:46. Kellyn Taylor was seventh in 2:26:52.
“I know the back half of the course is tough, but I honestly was eyeing up the American course record here,” Linden said. “It was a…

This is only a snippet of a Running Fitness Article written by <a href="https://www.womensrunning.com/byline/erin-strout" rel="tag">Erin Strout</a>

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