NYC HALF INVITED FIELD RELEASED

By David Monti.
(c) 2011 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

March 16, 2011

The New York Road Runners, organizers and founders of this Sunday's NYC Half, have released their complete invited field for that race (attached).  A quick recap:

. 17 Olympians (11 men and 6 women)
. 7 men with sub-61:00 PB's (13 sub-62:00)
. 10 women with sub-70:00 PB's (18 sub-73:00)
. 2 important debuts (Galen Rupp and Mo Farah)

Course Records: Men, 59:24, Haile Gebrselassie (ETH), 2007; Women, 1:09:25, Mara Yamauchi (GBR), 2010.

Previous Race Champions:
2006: Tom Nyariki, 34, KEN, 1:01:22; Catherine Ndereba, 34, KEN, 1:09:43
2007: Haile Gebrselassie, 34, ETH, 59:24; Hilda Kibet, 26, KEN, 1:10:32
2008: Tadese Tola, 20, ETH, 1:00:58; Catherine Ndereba, 36, KEN, 1:10:19
2009: Tadese Tola, 21, ETH, 1:01:06; Paula Radcliffe, 35, GBR, 1:09:45
2010: Peter Kamais, 33, KEN, 59:53; Mara Yamauchi, 36, GBR, 1:09:25

Prize Money Purse: $100,000, 15-deep, with $20,000 for the male and female winners; also NYRR member prize money

LIVE Free Web Broadcast: 7h15 EDT on Sunday at http://www.nyrr.org/tv

LIVE Web Race Week Live preview program: Thursday and Friday, noon EDT at http://www.nyrr.org/tv

Record Web Daily Cooldown program: Thursday through Sunday at 19h00 at http://www.nyrr.org/tv

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