South Africa’s leading distance runner, Hendrick Ramaala, expects the toughest challenge to come from Martin Lel when the 37-year-old lines up for his eighth New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Despite the withdrawal of injured former world record holder Paul Tergat, New York race director Mary Wittenberg has again put together a world-class field.

“Hopefully the rest will be bad for him,” Ramaala joked on Monday, adding that he expected the Kenyan to control the race from the gun.

“I think he’s the man to watch. If he starts fast, we’re going to have a tough race.”….Read More

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