Star-studded field for 2012 ING New York City Marathon
New York, USA – A superlative set of some of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best marathoners will battle for the 2011-2012 World Marathon Majors (WMM) titles at the 2012Ã‚Â ING New York City MarathonÃ‚Â on 4 November, anÃ‚Â IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
2012 Olympic Marathon gold medalist Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia and bronze medallist Tatyana Arkhipova of Russia, reigning New York champion Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia, and two Kenyan champions Edna Kiplagat and Sharon Cherop, lead the womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s field, while 2012 Olympic marathon bronze medallist Wilson Kipsang and 2011 Bank of America Chicago MarathonÃ‚Â winnerÃ‚Â Moses Mosop lead the menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s contingent.
Also competing will be 2010 New York champion Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia. Previously announced runners for the menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s race include three-time U.S. Olympian and 2009 winner Meb Keflezighi, four-time USA Olympian Abdi Abdirahman, 2012 Boston Marathon fourth-placer Jason Hartmann, and 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials fifth-placer Brett Gotcher. Read more