I top runners della ING New York City Marathon 2007

Bib # Last First Nation DoB Race Day PB
1 Gomes dos Santos Marilson Brazil 06-Aug-1977 30 2:08:37
2 Kiogora Stephen Kenya 10-Nov-1974 32 2:09:21
3 Lel Martin Kenya 29-Oct-1978 29 2:06:41
4 Goumri Abderrahim Morocco 21-May-1976 31 2:07:44
5 Rop Rodgers Kenya 16-Feb-1976 31 2:07:32
6 Baldini Stefano Italy 25-May-1971 36 2:07:22
7 Baranovsky Dmytro Ukraine 28-Jul-1979 28 2:07:15
8 Kipsang William Kenya 01-Jan-1977 30 2:06:39
9 Ramaala Hendrick South Africa 02-Feb-1972 35 2:06:55
10 Kuzin Aleksandr Ukraine 21-Oct-1974 33 2:07:33
11 Kwambai James Kenya 01-Jan-1976 31 2:10:20
12 Kibet Julius Kenya 06-Apr-1982 25 1:01:18
14 Pertile Ruggero Italy 08-Aug-1974 33 2:10:12
15 Kemboi Elias Kenya 10-Mar-1984 23 2:09:36
16 Ndereba Samuel Kenya 02-Feb-1977 30 2:17:04
17 Tefera Demesse Ethiopia 15-Dec-1982 24 1:02:23
18 Chirlee Joseph Kenya 14-Feb-1980 27 2:12:10
19 Kabiso Kassahun Ethiopia 08-Oct-1983 24 2:14:59
20 Beyi Worku Ethiopia 25-Feb-1987 20 2:26:13
22 Vientos Victor USA 01-Sep-1985 22 14:30:45
23 Tufa Genna Ethiopia 13-Jul-1984 23 2:19:14
25 Deniboba Deresse Ethiopia 15-May-1982 25 2:27:20
26 Lambert Toby Great Britain 31-Aug-1979 28 2:21:06
28 Liuzzo Antonino Italy 24-Jun-1979 28 2:16:32
33 Feyissa Retta Ethiopia 17-Oct-1975 32 2:21:22
35 Bautista Francisco Mexico 17-Sep-1972 35 2:11:44
36 Achmüller Hermann Italy 17-Feb-1971 36 2:18:05
40 Deacon Bruce Canada 05-Dec-1966 40 2:13:21
41 Mitchell Gene USA 20-Oct-1967 40 2:20:48
44 Troldborg Peder Denmark 01-Aug-1963 44 2:23:28
50 Coates Budd USA 06-Apr-1957 50 2:13:02


Professional Athletes: Men

Stefano Baldini
Age: 36
Trento, Italy One of the all-time greats, Baldini’s record indicates he is perhaps the best ever at peaking for the big championship races. He won the 1996 World Half-Marathon Championships gold, the 2001 and 2003 World Championships Marathon bronze, the European Marathon Championships gold in 1998 and 2006, and Olympic marathon gold in 2004. The winner of the 2004 Abebe Bikila Award, presented by New York Road Runners, Baldini is coached by Lucio Gigliotti, who guided Gelindo Bordin to Olympic gold in 1988. He holds the Italian national marathon record (2:07:22).

Dmytro Baranovsky
Age: 28
Residence: Ukraine Baranovsky was the 2001 European under-23 champion at 10,000 meters; he made his marathon debut in 2003 in Frankfurt, where he finished fifth in 2:12:47. He made the 2004 Ukrainian Olympic team but did not finish the Athens marathon. He won the prestigious Fukuoka International Marathon in a Ukrainian-record 2:08:29. When he returned to Fukuoka last December, he passed two-time world champion Jaouad Gharib just before the finish line to take second behind Haile Gebrselassie in another Ukrainian record, 2:07:15. The ING New York City Marathon will be his USA debut at any distance.

Worku Beyi

Age: 20
Residence: Bronx, New York Since moving to the U.S. in 2006, the easygoing Beyi has established himself as one of the dominant racers in the Northeast and a contender nationally and internationally as well. Beyi, who lives and trains with 2006 NYRR Fred Lebow Runner of the Year Demesse Tefera, finished third in a world-class field at the 2007 Bolder Boulder 10K in Colorado. He set his 10K PR of 28:43 at the 2007 Cooper River Bridge Run and won the 2007 WABC Father’s Day Fight Against Prostate Cancer 5-Mile in a course-record 23:07. He was sixth at the 2006 NYC Half-Marathon Presented by NIKE in 1:03:41.

Marilson Gomes dos Santos
Defending champion

Age: 30
Residence: São Paulo, Brazil Gomes returns as the defending champion of the ING New York City Marathon, a race in which he defeated a stellar field. A superstar in his sports-mad country, he won the prestigious São Silvestre Road Race (over three-time Boston Marathon champion Robert Cheruiyot) on New Year’s Eve 2006 and established new Brazilian records over 5000 and 10,000 meters in one three-day span in June of that year. Gomes finished 10th in the 2005 IAAF World Championships Marathon; most recently, he was sixth in a personal-best 2:08:37 at the 2007 London Marathon.

Abderrahim Goumri

Age: 31
Residence: Morocco Goumri’s marathon debut couldn’t have been much more impressive; he finished second among a deep world-class field in the 2007 Flora London Marathon, narrowly outkicked by the very experienced Martin Lel, 2:07:41 to 2:07:44. In his second marathon attempt, he failed to finish in extremely hot and humid conditions at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Athletics. We can expect a return to form in Goumri’s third attempt, in New York on November 4.

Kassahun Kabiso
Age: 23
Residence: Bronx, New York Kabiso competes frequently throughout the Northeast. The top New York City resident to finish the ING New York City Marathon in 2003, 2004, and 2006, he won the NYRR Fred Lebow Runner of the Year Award in 2003 and 2004. Kabiso’s prolific marathon résumé belies the fact that he is only 23 years old; his first 26.2-miler was a 2:17:02 run at age 16, and he moved to New York from Ethiopia after finishing San Diego’s Rock ’N’ Roll Marathon in 2:18:56 at age 17. He set his personal best of 2:14:59 in finishing second at the Cal International marathon in 2006.

Elias Kemboi
Age: 23
Residence: Kenya Kemboi fell off the pace in the second half of the ING New York City Marathon last year and finished in a disappointing 2:16:33 for 14th place, but he rebounded with a big win in the City of Rome Marathon this year in a personal-best 2:09:36. Only 23 years old, he is clearly maturing as a marathoner and should be a factor much farther into this year’s race.

Julius Kibet

Age: 25
Residence: Kenya
Kibet is the most promising debut marathoner in the field. With a late-breakaway victory over Brian Sell at the Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K in May and then a big sprint finish to drop a world-class pack at the 2007 Philadelphia Distance Run half-marathon in September, Kibet is showing optimum readiness to enter the marathon wars. He has been a consistent podium finisher at major half-marathons for the last two years, and his great leg speed makes him one of the last people that any established marathoner would want to see on his shoulder late in a race.

Stephen Kiogora

Age: 32
Residence: Boulder, Colorado/Meru, Kenya Kiogora placed a close second to Marilson Gomes dos Santos at last year’s ING New York City Marathon, finishing in 2:10:06. He finished fourth in the 2004 Boston Marathon after entering to pace his friend and training partner Timothy Cherigat, who won the race; Kiogora returned to Boston this year and took third place in rainy, windy conditions. A two-time podium finisher at the Rock ’N’ Roll Marathon in San Diego, Kiogora trains in Boulder, Colorado, with top road racers Tom Nyariki and Gilbert Okari.

William Kipsang

Age: 30
Residence: Kenya Kipsang burst onto the world scene in 2003, when he won the ING Amsterdam Marathon in a six-minute personal best (2:06:39), handing Felix Limo, the 2005 La Salle Bank Chicago Marathon winner and 2006 Flora London Marathon champ, one of his few career losses at the distance. He was seventh at last year’s ING New York City Marathon in 2:11:54.

Aleksandr Kuzin
Age: 33
Residence: Ukraine Kuzin amazed the running world by winning the Linz Marathon on April 15 in 2:07:33, the fastest time by a European (and second-fastest by anyone) this year and nearly a three-minute personal record. He has set two Ukrainian marathon records (the last beaten recently by Dmytro Baranovsky’s 2:07:15), and he has run on Ukrainian teams at several major events, including a respectable 18th at the 2001 IAAF World Championships. Kuzin must now be considered a serious podium threat at the ING New York City Marathon 2007.

James Kwambai
Age: 24
Residence: Kenya

Second at this year’s BAA Boston Marathon, Kwambai is the defending champion of both the Brescia (Italy) Marathon and the Beijing Marathon. In 2006 he won the Rock ’N’ Roll Virginia Beach Half-Marathon and took second at both the San Blas Half-Marathon and the Bogotá International Half-Marathon. In 2005 he won San Blas and Bogotá as well as the Roma-Ostia Half-Marathon. Coached by Dr. Gabriele Rosa and Claudio Berardelli, Kwambai trains in Eldoret, Kenya, and in Brescia, Italy.

Martin Lel
Age: 29
Residence: Kenya
ING New York City Marathon History: 2003; first,
2:10:30Lel has the rare ability to win on the biggest occasions—and when he doesn’t win, he comes very close. He has won the Flora London Marathon twice, including this year, when he outlasted Abderrahim Goumri by three seconds, and he won the ING New York City Marathon 2003 by 41 seconds over the defending champion, Rodgers Rop. Lel has also been second in London (2006) and third twice in Boston (2003, 2004). In a final tune-up race on September 30, he won the BUPA Great North Run half-marathon, outsprinting world half-marathon record-holder Samuel Wanjiru.

Hendrick Ramaala
South Africa
Age: 35
Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa After his breakthrough win at the ING New York City Marathon 2004, Ramaala finished third at the 2005 Flora London Marathon. Later that year, he lost one of the most memorable duels in the sport’s history at the ING New York City Marathon 2005, finishing less than one second behind winner Paul Tergat. He broke into London’s top five again this year with a strong 2:07:57. A three-time Olympian, Ramaala holds several South African records, including 59:20 for the half-marathon. Ramaala holds a law degree from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg and does nearly all of his marathon training on a single 3.5K loop near the Johannesburg Zoo.

Rodgers Rop
Age: 31
Residence: Kenya Rop is one of the very few runners who have won both the Boston and New York City Marathons in the same year, a feat he pulled off in 2002. This year he has again found the form that made him a three-time podium finisher in New York City. Rop, who works in the Kenyan police force during the off-season, at one time held the world record for 25K, and his 59:49 half-marathon personal best is one of the fastest in history. Rop named his firstborn son “Boston” after his Boston Marathon victory in 2002. He set a personal best in the marathon of 2:07:32 earlier this year.

Demesse Tefera
Age: 24
Residence: Bronx, New York Tefera was third in this year’s Healthy Kidney 10K behind course record-setter Dathan Ritzenhein and two-time defending champion Craig Mottram. One of the dominant racers in the Northeast, the Ethiopian native was the 2006 NYRR Fred Lebow Runner of the Year. He finished seventh in the 2007 NYC Half-Marathon Presented by NIKE with a 1:03:36. Tefera was previously part of the corporate racing-team system in Japan, where he ran a personal best of 13:45 for 5K. He’ll make a much-anticipated marathon debut in New York.


  • GENE

    Inserito alle 2007-10-26 11:44:48

    La griglia di partenza dei top runner è veramente di tutto rispetto.
    Mancano pochi tra i migliori.
    Una curiosità: ho visto che è stata messa la residenza a Trento ... pensavo fosse Rubiera.
    Buona rifinitura in vista della maratona.
    Io domani parto per Venezia per prendere il via domenica assieme (si fa per dire) a Leone e Goffi. :-) :-) :-)

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  • Msironi

    Inserito alle 2007-10-28 15:43:23

    ... grandissimi campioni al via!!!

    senza le lepri sara' gara tattica, dove tu Stefano sei maestro!! tanti africani pericolosi, e il brasiliano che e' andato sotto i 60min a Udine...

    vi vedro' da dietro, molto dietro 8)
    ma quando annunceranno il tuo nome (e penso anche quello di pertile) prima del via gridero fortissimo per sosteneri voi grandi maratoneti italici!!

    mi registrero la gara in TV e cosi poi la vedo al rientro da NY!!

    in bocca al lupo Stefano!!


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  • stefano

    Inserito alle 2007-10-28 16:36:57

    ...anche a te allora, ci vediamo sulla linea di partenza domenica.

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  • aspagnoli

    Inserito alle 2007-10-28 21:17:27

    Stefano , anche io partirò dalle retrovie, ma il tifo è tutto per te. in bocca al lupo.

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  • Msironi

    Inserito alle 2007-10-29 09:30:46

    CREPI IL LUPO !!!!

    Parto con il pettorale 757 (colore blu), dici che riusciamo a vederci?? spero di si !!

    anche tu devi arrivare super presto nella zona di partenza??

    buon viaggio e grande il tuo appoggio all'iniziativa contro la pena di morte!!


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  • Véro

    Inserito alle 2007-10-29 10:47:58

    Iniziativa contro la pena di morte ? quoto, ma a che occasione ?

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  • Msironi

    Inserito alle 2007-10-29 14:46:03

    stefano sara testimonial con il ministro italiano Emma Bonino di un'iniziativa contro la pena di morte (conferenza stampa di Bonino e Stefano mercoledi a NY e tanti italiani correranno con una maglietta contro la pena di morte a NY!),


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