4th November 2018 – Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) earned her second major marathon podium this year by finishing second in New York.
After taking victory in London in April in a swift 2:18:31 the race in New York was very different with a tactical affair early on as the leading runners just ticked the miles off. Indeed, halfway was clocked at 75:50 meaning a winning time of outside 2:30 was predicted.
However, not long after halfway the pace was dramatically increased, and the lead group was rapidly whittled down. Vivian ran her own race and although not able to go with eventual winner Mary Keitany maintained a very solid effort right to the end and took a hard-earned runner up position in 2:26:02 (second half of 70:12)
There was disappointment for Chris Thompson (GBR) who after showing exceptional form in the lead up suffered from cramp shortly after halfway and he was not able to run the race which were hoping for.
Doris Changeywo (KEN) was another PACE athlete to claim a marathon runner-up spot as she took second position in the Alpes-Maritimes Marathon in France.