High calibre 5Km added to New York Marathon weekend

19.10.2011 World

New York, USA - World 10,000m silver medallist Sally Kipyego and U.S. Olympians Deena Kastor and Dathan Ritzenhein will be among the headliners of the inaugural NYRR Dash to the Finish Line set for 5 November 2011.

The 5Km race will be part of the weekend festivities surrounding the ING New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, which will be held on Sunday 6 November. The race will offer a flat and fast course through the heart of Manhattan, starting near the United Nations, crossing Midtown on famed 42nd Street, and heading uptown to Central Park for the last dash across the world-renowned New York City Marathon finish line.

Kipyego, 25, of Kenya, attended Texas Tech University, where she was an NCAA standout, equaling the record for most individual NCAA championships in history. She was the 2011 IAAF World Championships silver medallist at 10,000m in Daegu. Most recently, she finished second at the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile in a time of 4:22.6, three-tenths of a second behind winner Jenny Simpson of the U.S., this year's World 1500m champion.


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