• Mary Keitany wins 4th New York City Marathon

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TCS New York City Marathon 2018: After crossing the first half in 1:15:50, Kenya's Mary Keitany covered the second half in 1:06:58 to win the New York Marathon on Sunday, 4 November.

Keitany, who won three NYC titles between 2014 and 2016  broke away from the leading runners at 28km to cross the finish line 2:22:48. 

Another Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot finished 3 minutes and 13 seconds behind the winner to take second place.

Meanwhile defending champion Shalane Flanagan of the United States in the final two kilometers managed to pass Ethiopia's Rahma Tusa to finish third in 2:26:22.

“Just celebrating all the amazing women,” Flanagan said. “I felt like I had to come back. I’m just so appreciative of being here today. I felt so much love on the course.”

The 36-year-old Keitany, who is the world recorder holder for the women’s-only marathon with 2:17:01, earned $100,000 for her win. Cheruiyot bagged $60,000, while Flanagan’s took home $ 40,000.

Top Women - See full results here

1 Mary Keitany KEN 2:22:48
2 Vivian Cheruiyot KEN 2:26:02
3 Shalane Flanagan USA 2:26:22
4 Molly Huddle USA 2:26:44
5 Rahma Tusa ETH 2:27:13
6 Desiree Linden USA 2:27:51
7 Allie Kieffer USA 2:28:12
8 Lisa Weightman AUS 2:29:11
9 Mamitu Daska ETH 2:30:31
10 Belaynesh Fikadu ETH 2:30:47

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