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'2014 NYC Half to Feature Top American and International Fields for March 16 Race'

http://www.nyrr.org/newsroom/press-release/2014-nyc-half-to-feature-molly-huddle-and-geoffrey-mutai-and-international-fields-for-march-16-race

2013 Ageo City Half Marathon winner Takashi Ichida (1:02:36, Daito Bunka University) and four-time National University Ekiden stage winner Ikuto Yufu (1:02:46, Komazawa University) are running the NYC Half Marathon with support from JRN after placing in Ageo last November.

8th NYC Half Marathon Elite Field
New York, NY, 3/16/14

Men
Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) - 58:58 (Ras Al Khaimah 2013)
Mo Farah (U.K.) - 1:00:10a (Great North Run 2013)
Stephen Sambu (Kenya) - 1:00:41 (Boston 2013)
Meb Keflezighi (U.S.A.) - 1:01:00 (Rock 'n' Roll San Jose 2009)
Wesley Korir (Kenya) - 1:01:19 (New York 2012)
Juan Luis Barrios (Mexico) - 1:01:21 (New York 2013)
Kevin Chelimo (Kenya) - 1:01:21 (New York 2012)
Luke Puskedra (U.S.A.) - 1:01:36 (Houston 2012)
Matt Tegenkamp (U.S.A.) - 58:30 (New Haven 20 km 2012)
Jason Hartmann (U.S.A.) - 1:01:51 (New York 2013)
Brett Gotcher (U.S.A.) - 1:02:09 (Houston 2009)
Takashi Ichida (Japan/Daito Bunka Univ.) - 1:02:36 (Ageo 2013)
Reid Coolsaet (Canada) - 1:02:42a (New York 2011)
Ikuto Yufu (Japan/Komazawa Univ.) - 1:02:46 (Marugame 2013)
Ian Burrell (U.S.A.) - 1:02:51a (U.S.A. Championships 2012)
Jeffrey Eggleston (U.S.A.) - 1:03:00 (Marugame 2014)
Eric Gillis (Canada) - 1:03:34 (Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach 2011)
Arne Gabius (Germany) - debut
Jake Riley (U.S.A.) - debut

Women
Hilda Kibet (Netherlands) - 1:07:59a (Rome-Ostia 2013)
Caroline Kilel (Kenya) - 1:08:16 (World Half Marathon 2009)
Jessica Augusto (Portugal) - 1:09:08a (Great North Run 2009)
Diane Nukuri-Johnson (Burundi) - 1:09:12 (New York 2013)
Lisa Stublic (Croatia) - 1:09:18 (New York 2013)
Buzunesh Deba (Ethiopia) - 1:09:53 (Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia 2011)
Adriana Nelson (U.S.A.) - 1:09:59 (New York 2013)
Gemma Steel (U.K.) - 1:10:19 (Great Birmingham Run 2013)
Yolanda Caballero (Colombia) - 1:10:30 (New York 2013)
Desi Linden (U.S.A.) - 1:10:34 (Naples 2011)
Krista DuChene (Canada) - 1:10:52 (Scotiabank Vancouver 2013)
Sarah Cummings (U.S.A.) - 1:14:06 (Houston 2014)
Caroline LeFrak (U.S.A.) - 1:14:23 (Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia 2011)
Lauren Jimison (U.S.A.) - 1:14:29 (Sacramento 2013)
Esther Erb (U.S.A.) - 1:14:35a (U.S.A. Championships 2013)
Liz Costello (U.S.A.) - 1:14:42 (Brooklyn 2013)
Marci Gage (U.S.A.) - 1:14:49 (U.S.A. Championships 2013
Jane Vongvorachoti (Thailand) - 1:15:24 (Houston 2014)
Sally Kipyego (Kenya) - debut
Molly Huddle (U.S.A.) - debut

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