The New York City Marathon field this year is stacked. It is definitely the best New York City Marathon field ever assembled.
There are four men that have run under two hours and five minutes and there are two men who have run under two hours and four minutes – including the two fastest marathoners ever. Geoffrey Mutai has dominated New York as of late. However, Wilson Kipsang has proven to be nearly unbeatable.
At this point, Meb Keflezighi, Ryan Vail and Nick Arciniaga lead the contingent of American men.
On the women’s side, the international field is headlined by Priscah Jeptoo, Mary Keitany and Edna Kiplagat. Four women in the elite field have run under 2:20.
The top American women include Des Linden, Kara Goucher, Deena Kastor and Buzunesh Deba (although Deba is not an American citizen yet).
The November 2nd race will be broadcast on ESPN.
Check out the following press releases:
Stay tuned for my analysis and predictions – at this point I like Geoffrey Mutai (threepeat), Ryan Vail (top American), Buzunesh Deba and Deena Kastor (top American).
Are you excited about the NYC Marathon?