New York, USA – A superlative set of some of the world’s best marathoners will battle for the 2011-2012 World Marathon Majors (WMM) titles at the 2012 ING New York City Marathon on 4 November, an 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 women’s field, while 2012 Olympic marathon bronze medallist Wilson Kipsang and 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon winner Moses Mosop lead the men’s contingent.

Also competing will be 2010 New York champion Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia. Previously announced runners for the men’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