Two Kenyans Win NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) -
A man davening in a tent put up to host a minyan in Staten Island before running in the New York City Marathon.  (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
A man davening in a tent put up to host a minyan in Staten Island before running in the New York City Marathon. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

Kenya’s Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany swept the titles at the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Keitany became the first woman to repeat since 2008 and Biwott won his first major marathon title after finishing second in London last year. He finished in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 34 seconds, beating countryman Geoffrey Kamworor by 14 seconds. Reigning Boston Marathon champ Lelisa Desisa was third.

Keitany finished in 2:24:25, beating Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia by 67 seconds. She pulled away around the 21-mile mark to become the eighth woman to win more than once in New York. Ethiopia’s Tigist Tufa took third.

It’s been four decades since a New Yorker has won.