Kenya: Debutant Sharon Lokedi Blasts to New York Marathon Glory

Nairobi — In the absence of defending champion Peres Jepchirchir, debutant Sharon Lokedi ensured the honors remained with Kenya as she stormed to the New York Marathon victory in a time of 2:23:23.

Lokedi stepped down in the final 4km of the race, wading away from Kenyan-turned Israeli Lornah Salpeter to clinch the title on her first ever Marathon.

The 28-year old Lokedi is based in the United States, where she runs for the University of Kansas.

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