The 2014 NYC Marathon: The Elite Field

Wilson Kipsang Cruising to Victory in London

Wilson Kipsang Cruising to Victory in London

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:

International Distance-Running Greats to Challenge Defending Champions at 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

American Marathon Hero Meb Keflezighi and Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to Run 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

Reigning New York City Marathon Champions Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo Return to Defend Titles

America’s Best, Led by Kara Goucher and Desiree Linden, to Run 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

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?

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5 Responses to The 2014 NYC Marathon: The Elite Field

  1. FLRunnerBoy says:

    Yep! The.NYC Marathon always comes when the Florida runner weather reaches perfection levels 🙂

  2. Laurel says:

    Looks like it’ll be a good race! 🙂

  3. WalkToRio says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing Deena Kastor racing again.
    I like that woman.

  4. Hollie says:

    I’m excited to watch this year and not be sitting on the bridge waiting to start.

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