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Israel’s Lonah Salpeter finishes 2nd among women in New York Marathon

Sharon Lokedi of Kenya and Lonah Chemtal Salpeter of Israel compete in the Women's Professional Division of the TCS New York City Marathon on November 06, 2022 in New York City. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP)
Sharon Lokedi of Kenya and Lonah Chemtal Salpeter of Israel compete in the Women's Professional Division of the TCS New York City Marathon on November 06, 2022 in New York City. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP)

NEW YORK — Kenyan Sharon Lokedi sweeps to victory in the New York Marathon today, producing a superb tactical performance to win in her first ever race over the distance.

The 28-year-old bided her time after breaking away in a pack with world champion Gotytom Gebreslase of Ethiopia and Israel’s Lonah Salpeter with a few miles to go.

After Gebreslase was dropped going through Central Park it became a duel between Lokedi and Salpeter.

Lokedi ramped up the pace in the final mile to build a gap of around 20 meters before surging home to win in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 23 seconds.

Salpeter finished second in 2:23:30 with Gebreslase taking third place.

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