NYC Marathon Predictions

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Overall Men:

1) Geoffrey Mutai
2) Wilson Kipsang
3) Meb Keflezighi

The entire elite field is available here.

Overall Women:

1) Buzunesh Deba
2) Mary Keitany
3) Deena Kastor

The entire elite field is available here.

American Men:

1) Meb Keflezighi
2) Ryan Vail
3) Stephan Shay

American Women:

1) Deena Kastor
2) Des Linden
3) Kara Goucher

Men’s Wheelchair:

1) Ernst Van Dyk

Women’s Wheelchair:

1) Tatyana McFadden

Celebrity Men:

1) Billy Demong (Nordic Skier and Olympic Gold Medalist)
2) Tiki Barber (Former NFL)
3) Joe Bastianich (chef and MasterChef judge)

Celebrity Women:

1) Katrina Bowden (30 Rock)
2) Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis)
3) Adriana Henao (wife of Indy racer Helio Castroneves)

What do you think? Any predictions?

Who is your favorite athlete that is competing?

Will you be watching Sunday morning?

(The race will be televised on ESPN2 beginning at 9AM EST on Sunday – also, be sure to check out ESPN3 for additional coverage)

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9 Responses to NYC Marathon Predictions

  1. charissarunning says:

    Even better than watching, I’m going into the city to cheer for the runners 😀 I’m excited to be part of the support that I had last year when running it!

  2. FLRunnerBoy says:

    Meb is my favorite competitor. And you have Deena making the podium and beating out Kara and Desi … interesting but then again you can never bet against Deena

  3. Mark says:

    No time predictions? For shame sir!

    I say Kipsang wins in 2:04:XX with Mutai close behind. Top American will be Vail in maybe 6th and 2:08:XX (Big 2 minute PR, you heard it here!). Meb in 10-15th 2:10:XX (He hasn’t trained quite like he did for Boston). Deena will break the masters record, but I think barely and finish in 8th. Kiplagat will win for the women in 2:22:XX with Deba a minute or so back and a big DNF for Keitany in her first marathon, or just a slow time. She’ll go out too bold and falter in the latter stages.

    Bold predictions! Could be way off though

  4. I’m hoping your right with your predictions on Meb 🙂
    I’m such a Kara Goucher fangirl, I’d love to see her have a good race! Though Deena is pretty spectacular too- I read recently she’s hoping to run a faster time than her first marathon ever. Amazing.

  5. I’ll be running. I’ll have to catch a recap after the race.

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