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Kenya's Newly converted Cheruiyot seeks maiden NY title

His last victory in a major city marathon might have been over a year ago in Boston, but Omar Ahmed (Robert ‘Mwafrika’ Cheruiyot) has cautioned his rivals to rule him out at their own peril.

It will be his second race in New York and Cheruiyot, a four time Boston marathon champion, still has a clear picture of what the course is like.

Cheruiyot, 31, last competed in the New York City Marathon in 2005, finishing fourth in 2 hours, 11 minutes and 1 second in what went down in marathon history as the closest finish ever when Paul Tergat beat South Africans Hendrick Ramaala in a sprint finish by one second.

“I was just getting into marathon. I still remember the corners and the stretches on the course and I will enter aiming for one thing, victory,” said Cheruiyot….Read More

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