SALLY KIPYEGO FINISHES TAKES
FIRST IN HER DEBUT ATTEMPT
AT THE HALF-MARATHON.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO

Mutai Has Big Victory at 2014 NYC Half Marathon

BY CLAY SHAW
NY, NY--Geoffrey Mutai, superstar Kenyan marathoner, took home the 20K with a big victory (1:00:50), over Mo Farah on a cold and brisk morning at the 2014 NYC Half-Marathon held March 16, 2014.

Mutai, who ran a disallowed WR of 2:03:02 in his wind-aided 2011 Boston Marathon victory, adds the NYC Half to his winning ways that included 2011 World XC in Punta Umbria, Spain; 2011 NYC Marathon; 2012 Berlin Marathon; and another NYC Marathon win in 2013. Mo Farah of Great Britain took a tumble during the race, and tried valiantly to catch Mutai, but came up 17 seconds short in 1:01:07. There was a scary moment afterward when Mo passed out a few minutes after finishing. Stephen Sambu of Kenya was a close third, just one second in back of Farah. Juan Luis Barrios of Mexico (4th, 1:01:46), and Aschalew Neguse of Ethiopia (5th, 1:01:47) both set personal bests. American Matt Tegenkamp of Oregon was 6th in 1:02:05 in his debut at the distance.

Sally Kipyego of Kenya won her first attempt at the half-marathon in 1:08:31. Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia, and a resident of Bronx, NY, was second in 1:08:59, a new personal best for her. Molly Huddle of Rhode Island, made the podium in third place with a 1:09:04 in her debut at the half-marathon. Lisa Stublic of Croatia was fourth in 1:09:36, with Caroline Kilel of Kenya in fifth in 1:10:00. Diane Nukuri-Johnson of Burundi (and Iowa) was 6th in 1:01:09.

Yours truly was in NYC on the 6:35AM train, and out on the 10:14 a.m. with a photo shoot, and a 7-mile workout.

 

 THIRD PLACE WOMAN, MOLLY HUDDLE,
PROUDLY STANDS WITH THE AMERICAN
FLAG AT THE NYC HALF MARATHON.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO
Male

1. Geoffrey Mutai 1:00:50
2. Mo Farah 1:01:07
3. Stephen Sambu 1:01:08
4. Juan Luis Barrios 1:01:46
5. Aschalew Nigusse 1:01:49
6. Matt Tegenkamp 1:02:04
7. Mengistu Tabor Nebsi 1:02:05
8. Arne Gabius 1:02:09
9. Ikuto Yufu 1:02:50
10. Meb Keflezighi 1:02:53


Female
1. Sally Kipyego 1:08:31
2. Buzunesh Deba 1:08:59
3. Molly Huddle 1:09:04
4. Lisa Stublic 1:09:36
5. Caroline Kilel 1:10:00
6. Diane Nukuri-Johnson 1:10:09
7. Desiree Linden 1:11:37
8. Hilda Kibet 1:11:37
9. Adriana Nelson 1:11:50
10. Etaferahu Temesgen 1:11:51