Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya), the world marathon record holder (2:03.02, Boston), is the New York City Marathon defending champ (2011). The 2012 race was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy.

Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya), the world marathon record holder (2:03.02, Boston), is the New York City Marathon defending champ (2011). The 2012 race was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy.

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Kenya’s Mutai seeks his third TCS NYC Marathon victory

The nation of Kenya has produced some of the greatest distance runners in the history of track and field. Thirty-six-year-old Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai has etched his name among them.

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