Jepkosgei’s 2:22:17 was then the third fastest time in the history of the women’s race in New York.
She backed that up with a personal best time of 2:18:40 in Valencia last year when she finished runner-up behind her fellow Series XIII champion Peres Jepchirchir.
Jepkosgei thentrained her sights on London in 2021, where she faced defending champion and world record holder Brigid Kosgei.
The Olympic silver medallist was no match for Jepkosgei on the day, as she ran away not just from Kosgei but, collectively, the fastest women’s marathon field ever assembled.
Jepkosgei’s winning time of 2:17:35 was eventually just 42 seconds outside the women’s only world record.