MOLLY HUDDLE OF THE
1ST OVERALL AT THE NYC HALF
MARATHON WITH A PB OF 1:08:31,
WHICH TIES THE COURSE RECORD.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO
Huddle Dominates Womens Field;
Korir Wins by a Hair at NYC Half
BY CLAY SHAW
NEW YORK, NY--Molly Huddle of Providence, RI became the first
USA champ in the history of the New York City Half Marathon,
held March 16, winning in a PR time of 1:08:31 which equaled
the course record (Sally Kipyego KEN, 2014).
Joyce Chepkirui of Kenya was 11 seconds back in 1:08:42, with
defending champ Sally Kipyego over a minute back in third with
Leonard Korir and Stephen Sambu, both of Kenya waged a duel
all the way to the tape with Korir the victor in 1:01:06, and
Sambu just behind in 1:01:07. Juan Luis Barrios of Mexico
made the podium in third with a 1:01:14 PB. American Andrew
Bumbalough debuted in 1:02:04, good for 5th overall, just edging
Dathan Ritzenhein by 3 seconds for top USA honors.
Very deep elite fields highlighted this nearly 10,000 runner
race through Manhattan on a cold mid-March morning.