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Kenya’s Evans Chebet and Sharon Lokedi win pro races

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NEW YORK – For officials of the 52nd edition of the TCS New York City Marathon, seeing nearly 50,000 athletes cross through the starting line at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island to the sounds of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” was a welcome sight.

After the cancellation of the event in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic and a field in 2021 of 30,000, getting back to normal was paramount amid strong gusty winds and temperatures that were unusually warm for this time of year in the five boroughs.

The empty streets that were along the 26.2-mile racecourse early in the morning, quickly filled with millions of spectators with signs and encouragement for the runners, where records quickly fell and ended with a Kenyan runner sweep in the professional races.

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