Athletics - Mutai seeks NYC Marathon treble

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Geoffrey Mutai poses for a picture at Times Square on October 30, 2014 in New York City. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images for adidas/AFP (AFP Photo/Alex Goodlett)

- London marathon winner Wilson Kipsang will be looking to stop Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai from becoming the third man to win the New York City Marathon three times.

The last man to accomplish the feat was Alberto Salazar in 1980, '81 and '82.

Mutai's two wins came in 2011 and 2013 -- with the 2012 edition cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy.

"It's not a big pressure for me so much because many of the guys, we are really racing together," said Kipsang, who shattered the London course record in April.

"So it's just a matter of running my own race and targeting really to win."

AFP