2014 New York City Marathon Results

Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the New York City Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

The Associated Press

November 2nd, 2014

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has won the men’s title at the New York City Marathon.

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa was second, and 2010 champ Gebre Gebremariam third.

Kipsang won in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 59 seconds.

Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi of the United States was fourth.

Two-time defending champion Geoffrey Mutai was sixth.

Mary Keitany of Kenya won the women’s title, overtaking countrywoman Jemima Sumgong with about a half-mile to go. It was her first marathon since 2012 after the birth of her second child.

Keitany won in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 7 seconds — 3 seconds ahead of Sumgong, which would match the closest finish in the history of the women’s race.

Photos: Kenyans Dominate NYC Marathon (VOA)

In the women’s race, Mary Keitany beats fellow Kenyan at NYC Marathon (USA Today)

USA Today

NEW YORK — Kenya’s Mary Keitany battled countrywoman Jemima Sumgong in the final miles to win the women’s title in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday.

On a gusty, cold morning, the women’s side of the marathon only became a race between mile 22 and 23 when Keitany and Sumgong threw down a 5:11 mile and opened a gap on the a five-woman pack.

Stride for stride, the Kenyans ran down Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, trading surges.

Keitany, the second-fastest female marathoner in history (behind only Paula Radcliffe), gritted it out in Central Park, surged on the uphill finish, to win in 2 hours, 25 minutes, 7 seconds.

Sumgong finished three seconds behind Keitany for second place. It was the narrowest margin of victory since 2004 when Radcliffe beat Kenya’s Susan Chepkemei by the same margin.


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