• Kamworor holds of Kipsang for NYC Marathon Title
Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya became the 2017 TCS New York City marathon champion on Sunday, November 5.
The 2-time world half marathon and cross country champion, Kamworor, defeated former world marathon record holder, Wilson Kipsang, by only 3 seconds to win the New York City Marathon in 2:10:53.
The third place in the men´s marathon took Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia with a time of 2:11:32.
The top American finisher was the 40-year-old Abdi Abdirahman who finished in 7th place in 2:12:48.
“What was in my mind was that I was a champion and I had to have enough belief in my sprint,” said Kamworor. “I knew I had made a decisive move but when I looked I saw Kipsang and I had to lift myself.” Kamworor said.
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1 Geoffrey Kamworor 2:10:53 KEN 2 Wilson Kipsang 2:10:56 KEN 3 Lelisa Desisa 2:11:32 ETH 4 Lemi Berhanu 2:11:52 ETH 5 Tadesse Abraham 2:12:01 SUI 6 Michel Butter 2:12:39 NED 7 Abdi Abdirahman 2:12:48 USA 8 Koen Naert 2:13:21 BEL 9 Fikadu Girma Teferi 2:13:58 ETH 10 Shadrack Biwott 2:14:57 USA