28/09/2020

Joyciline Jepkosgei, also of Kenya, dethroned four-time champion Mary Keitany to win the women’s title.

NEW YORK (AP) Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya has won his second mens title in three years at the New York City Marathon.
Kamworor crossed the finish in Central Park at 2 hours, 8 minutes and 13 seconds Sunday.
He pulled away from countryman Albert Korir in the 24th mile. Korir finished second, and Ethiopian non-elite runner Girma Bekele Gebre was third.
The 26-year-old Kamworor finished third last year after winning in 2017.
He was greeted at the finish line by training partner Eliud Kipchoge, who completed the first sub-2 hour marathon last month a feat accomplished under conditions so tightly controlled it didnt qualify for the record books.
Kamworor, also the world record holder in the half-marathon, is the 10th multi-time winner.
Defending mens champion Lelisa Desisa dropped out after seven miles, perhaps hurting following a grueling victory at the sweltering world championships last month.
Desisa, who is from Ethiopia, was in 17th place at the seven-mile mark before leaving the course. It was 45 degrees F (7 degrees C) at the start of the mens race, ideal for marathoning.
In the womens race, Joyciline Jepkosgei powered away from four-time winner Mary Keitany in her first race ever at 26.2 miles.