New York City Marathon: Sharon Lokedi and Evans Chebet Complete a Kenyan Sweep with Third-Consecutive Sub-Four-Hour Finishes
Santiago Espinoza and Eric Young
June 9, 2016
Sharon Lokedi and Evans Chebet came away from a third-consecutive win on this year’s New York City Marathon with their largest margin yet, and fifth overall victory.
Lokedi and Chebet ran under 4:00:14 to win the women’s race for the eighth time, and Lokedi’s new course record of 4:04:30 was also her fourth sub-four-hour performance on the course this season.
Chebet completed his fifth NYC win of the season, and second all-time on the course. This is his second straight win at the New York City Marathon by more than 30 minutes, following his win in 2015 by 31 minutes.
The men’s race was won by Geoffrey Kamworor, and the men’s course record of 4:01:34 was his fifth time in six years at the distance. Kamworor’s new course record of 4:03:47 was the fourth-fastest time set on the course this season, and the 12th consecutive sub-three-hour performance in 2017.
As the defending champion, Kamworor was the only runner to be in the top 10 in both the men’s and women’s NYC races this season. The men’s course record was Kamworor’s second in a row, following a win in 2015. He previously set the course record of 3:59:16 back in 2014. Kamworor, the 2011 New York City Marathon champion, remains the oldest marathoner to win the race.
The men’s standings were completely changed on the women’s side, as Lokedi took the lead after the first 30 km and maintained the lead for the entire race. Lookedi’s margin of victory was second only to Kamworor’s in 2016 as the oldest woman to win the NYC Marathon.
Kenyan Women’s Record