An interesting note about the New York City Marathon: We had posted on the Internet about how three of the four elite Kenyans had a “Shoe4Africa connection – this Mary Keitany, the defending NYC champ, who had started at a Shoe4Africa race, Edna Kiplagat who had run Shoe4Africa races, Betsy Saina who had volunteered to help at Shoe4Africa races. However we did not know Aliphine Tuliamuk (who had recently gained a US citizenship)…. Yest, she too, back in 2006 ran in one of our Shoe4Africa races to Give girls/women a chance to run! (PS on the subject we should note that Wilson Kipsang in the men’s field has also volunteered helping at our events, and his wife has run the women’s only races).
Read more about her on the ESPN site here
Picture courtesy of the NYRR