Defending Champions Return to the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon
Two-time defending champion and course record-holder Mutai seeks to become the first three-time winner of the men’s race since 1982, Jeptoo hopes to join prestigious group of seven women who have won multiple titles - NEW YORK - Reigning New York City Marathon champions Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo, both of Kenya, will defend their titles against all-star professional fields at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2, 2014, it was announced today by Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. In last year’s race, Mutai outran the men’s field to win by nearly a minute in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 24 seconds, and Jeptoo came from more than a half-mile behind to take the lead in the race’s final three miles and win in a time of 2:25:07.
“With Geoffrey and Priscah headlining the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, we welcome back two great champions to the streets of New York City,” said Wittenberg. “Last year, as they led 50,000 runners in the largest marathon ever, both Geoffrey and Priscah were inspirations to us all. This November, when they line up in Staten Island to start their journey through the unique neighborhoods of the City’s five boroughs, these world-class athletes will be chasing history, as Geoffrey goes for a New York hat trick and Priscah looks to join an elite group of repeat winners.”