Mary Keitany, after going down in flames in London in a WR attempt, showcased her amazing talents and drive on the streets of New York today! The amazing speed she exhibited over the last 13.1 miles, run in 66:58, give notice, that, under the correct conditions, Mary Keitany can break the marathon World record. She showed today, by controlling her speed in the first half, that she can also win a championship in upcoming years. Her race today showed a maturity and focus not seen in her racing in the past.
Keitany noted that the race went out slow, through 10k, and she did not move until after Desi Linden busted it up a bit, after 8 miles. Keitany was supreme today, winning in 2:22.48.
Vivian Cheruiyot was happy with second. Vivian, who had won London in April 2018 and Frankfurt in October 2017, had faced injuries and painful conditions that affected her training. ” I wanted to say I’m happy to be second position today, because, the last race I run, I had a very bad injury.” Vivian Cheruiyot ran 2:26.02 for second place.
This is the video of the presser that I did off the iphone. A great day of marathoning!