• Lilesa and Huddle Grab NYC Half Marathon Titles

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Olympic marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa and American Molly Huddle were crowned champions at the 2017 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon on Sunday, March 19.

The Ethiopian marathoner, who claimed silver in Rio Olympics, Lilesa took the NYC  men's half marathon title in 60:04 beating Great Britain's surprise runner Callum Hawkins, who led most of the race, by 4 seconds. Ethiopia's Teshome Mekonen took the third place in 60:28 minutes.

Molly Huddle, the american record holder in 10000m, took  the women's NYC half marathon honors with a time of 68:19 minutes. Emily Sisson of the United States came in second clocking massive personal best time of 68:21, while Diane Nukuri (BDI) closed the top 3 with a time of 69:13.

The two-time world champion in marathon Edna Kiplagat of Kenya finished the NYC half in a disappointing 4th place in 69:37. 

Image Credit: NYRR

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