• Biwott and Keitany win NY Marathon

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Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany were the winners of the 2015 New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 1. 

 

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Biwott crossed the line finish line after 2:10:34 beating world cross country champion Geoffery Kamworor (KEN) and Boston marathon champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia. 

Former Boston Marathon champion the 40-year-old Meb Keflezighi was the top American finishing in 7th place in 2:13:32. 

"It was fantastic. "The pace was slow (in the first half of the race) but I knew that last 15 kilometres I pushed hard." said the 29-year-old Biwott who split massive 28.35min for the last 10km.

Defending NY marathon champion Wilson Kipsang finished in fourth in 2:12.45.

Last year's champion Mary Keitany pushed away from the lead pack at 29km marker to win her second NY marathon title with a time of  2:24:25.

Keitany beat London Marathon champion Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia becoming the first back-to-back New York champion since Paula Radcliffe won in 2007 and 2008.

Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia took second place clocking 2:25:32 with teammate Tufa finishing in third.

"When I took my lead, I said, let me just go," said the 33-year-old Keitany. "If someone is enough strong they can come." She added. 

Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia took second in 2:25:32 with teammate  Tufa crossing the line third in 2:25:50.

The top American was Laura Thweatt, who in her marathon debut finished seventh with a time of 2:28.23.

Men top 10 Results

1 Stanley Biwott KEN 2:10:34
2 Geoffery Kamworor KEN 2:10:48
3 Lelisa Desisa ETH 2:12:10
4 Wilson Kipsang KEN 2:12:45
5 Yemane Tsegay ETH 2:13:24
6 Yuki Kawauchi JPN 2:13:29
7 Meb Keflezighi USA 2:13:32
8 Craig Leon USA 2:15:16
9 Birhanu Dare Kemal ETH 2:15:40
10 Kevin Chelimo KEN 2:15:49
11 Andrea Lalli ITA 2:17:12

Top Women's Results

1 Mary Keitany 02:24:25 KEN
2 Aselefech Mergia 02:25:32 ETH
3 Tigist Tufa 02:25:50 ETH
4 Sara Moreira 02:25:53 POR
5 Christelle Daunay 02:26:57 FRA
6 Priscah Jeptoo 02:27:03 KEN
7 Laura Thweatt 02:28:23 USA
8 Jelena Prokopcuka 02:28:46 LAT
9 Anna Incerti 02:33:13 ITA
10 Caroline Rotich 02:33:19 KEN
11 Cassie Fien 02:38:53 AUS
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