Abdi Nageeye failed to reach the podium at the New York Marathon. The Dutchman finished fourth on Sunday, while Ethiopian Tamirat Tola was victorious.
After a fifth place in 2021 and a third place in 2022, Nageeye hoped for the highest in New York. “I’m going for the win,” he said on Friday, but that turned out to be too ambitious. The 2021 Olympic silver medalist finished far behind the medal winners.
Tola was supreme and crossed the line solo in 2:04.58. Kenyan Albert Korir finished two minutes later, followed by Ethiopian Shura Kitata in 2:07.11.
Nageeye finished more than three minutes after the bronze medalist in 2:10.25. He stayed ahead of the Belgian Koen Naert by four seconds.
Top 5 Marathon New York
- Tamirat Tola (Ethiopië) – 2:04.58
- Albert Korir (Kenia) – 2:06.57
- Shura Kitata (Ethiopië) – 2:07.11
- Abdi Nageeye (Nederland) – 2:10.21
- Koen Naert (België) – 2:10.25
Nageeye ran her first marathon since the World Championships
Nageeye was part of a leading group of five at the beginning of the race. He had to pass when Tola accelerated and gained more and more distance.
34-year-old Nageeye ran his first marathon in New York after his disappointing performance at the World Championships in August in Budapest, where he abandoned the race after about 25 kilometers because his legs did not feel well. The biggest victory of Nageeye’s career remains the one at the Rotterdam Marathon in 2022.
Among the women, Hellen Obiri was the fastest in New York in 2:27.23. The Kenyan was just ahead of the Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey (2:27.29). Obiri’s compatriot Sharon Lokedi finished third in 2:27.33.
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