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News Archive Kiplagat senses her time for victory has come in New York

Rotterdam Marathon champion Lorna Kiplagat thinks this might just be her year to win the New York City Marathon. 

So does the New York Road Runners’ Chief Executive Officer Mary

Wittenberg, who is in her first year as race director, who tipped the

31-year-old Kenyan-born citizen of The Netherlands as the likely winner

of the ING sponsored race which takes place this Sunday 6 November.

Kiplagat, who stands 12th in the IAAF World Ranking for Road Running,

has finished in the top 10 here the last three years. She was eighth in

2002, third in 2003 and seventh  in 2004. But this year, she says,

“I’ve prepared differently.”