Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya has won for the women’s division of the 2013 NYC Marathon with an unofficial time of 2:25:07.
After winning, she told ABC 7, “I am very happy to be in New York for the first time. … This means a lot to me.”
It is Jeptoo’s first time in the New York City Marathon. She told NYRR before the race: “I’ll try to use my tactics usually that I use when I’m in the race, but you know this is my first time to be here. So I’ll try to also to run good.” She is a 2012 London Olympic marathon silver medalist.
Jeptoo’s personal best is 2:20:14, in London 2012.
WORLD MARATHON MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:
April 2012: Virgin London Marathon 1st 2:20:15
August 2012: Olympic Games Marathon 2nd 2:23:12
April 2012: Virgin London Marathon 3rd 2:20:14
April 2012: IAAF World Championships, Daegu 2nd 2:29:00
Official times for the women’s title. (Screenshot/ABC7)