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ABDI ABDIRAHMAN, TOP MASTERS AT
THE NYC HALF MARATHON. KAREN MITCHELL PHOTO

Huddle, Training Partner Sisson Take Top
Two Spots for Women at NYC Half

BY CLAY SHAW

NY, NY--Molly Huddle, and training partner Emily Sisson, both of Providence, RI ran hard throughout the fast course to eliminate all the world class competition.  Huddle won The NYC Half Marathon held March 19, in 1:08: 19 and Emily Sisson ran 1:08:21 placing second in her first half-marathon.  Diane Nukuri of Burundi placed third in 1:09:13. Nukuri lives and trains in Arizona.  Edna Kiplagat of Kenya was fourth in 1:09:37, Kiplagat would win Boston in April.   Amy Cragg, the USA Olympian, was fifth in 1:09:38.   Interesting note for the sixth place gal, Sarah Lahti of Sweden set a National Record of 1:09:58.  Dot McMahon of the Michigan based Hanson's/Brooks Team was 21st overall, and first Masters in 1:15:40.  McMahon would repeat as Masters champ in Boston in April.

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