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"I have been training hard with the Boston Marathon in my focus. But I have to check and see how my body will react as I run in competition," she said. "That is why the New York marathon is important to my preparations. It is one step towards my goal to compete in Boston," Chepkirui said on Wednesday in Nairobi.

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The top three from last year's race are set to fight for the title again, with Buzunesh Deba (Ethiopia) and Molly Huddle also returning.

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Her management said in a statement: "Happy to confirm that Chepkirui is scheduled to race on Sunday, March 15 in 2015 New York City Half Marathon, as a test run for her quest to win Boston Marathon."

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