Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola breaks course document at 2023 TCS New York Metropolis Marathon

Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola, the final addition to the lads’s elite area on the 2023 TCS New York Metropolis Marathon, has received the race in a brand new course document time of two:04:58.

Tola broke the earlier course document of two:05:06 set by Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai in 2011 by eight seconds. Tola broke away from the sector because the race got here by way of Brooklyn on the 17 km mark. His compatriot, Jemal Yimer, chased him up the Queensboro Bridge and into Manhattan earlier than Tola pulled away as soon as once more and by no means regarded again.

New York was Tola’s third marathon of the yr, after a third-place end in London in April and a late DNF on the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest two months in the past. Tola received gold within the marathon on the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Ore., the place he additionally broke the championship document. 

Tola was the ultimate addition to the lads’s elite area 4 weeks in the past, when 2022 champion and 2019 champion Geoffrey Kamworor withdrew on account of damage. Tola mentioned in a post-race interview that he’s “extraordinarily completely happy together with his consequence” and got here to New York for redemption after dropping out of the 2023 Worlds marathon at 38 km on account of abdomen points.

2021 NYC champion Albert Korir was the runner-up on Sunday, in 2:06:57, and Ethiopia’s Shura Kitata rounded out the rostrum in 2:07:11.

Canada’s Levins DNF

It was not the New York Marathon debut Canada’s marathon document holderhoped for. The 34-year-old from Vancouver Island dropped out of the race close to the 20K mark in Brooklyn.

Picture: Kevin Morris

Levins got here to NYC with the bold objective of changing into the primary Canadian to win the race and to make use of the hilly course as a part of his preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympic Video games.

Particulars on Levins’s withdrawal are but to be confirmed. 

Males’s high 10 finishers 

1. Tamirat Tola (ETH) — 2:04:58 CR
2. Albert Korir (KEN) — 2:06:57
3. Shura Kitata (ETH) — 2:07:11
4. Abdi Nageeye (NED) — 2:10:21
5. Koen Naert (BEL) — 2:10:25
6. Maru Teferi (ISR) — 2:10:28
7. Iliass Aouani (ITA) — 2:10:54
8. Edward Cheserek (KEN) — 2:11:07
9. Jemal Yimer (ETH) — 2:11:31
10. Futsum Zienasellassie (USA) — 2:12:09

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