• Lelisa Desisa Claims New York City Marathon Crown
Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa took the 2018 New York City Marathon title on Sunday, 4 November.
The 2-time Boston Marathon champion Desisa produced the second-fastest winning time of 2:05:59 to claim the NYC Marathon title just 2 seconds ahead of his countryman Shura Kitata.
“Today is my day. I am very, very happy,” said the-28-year-old Desisa after the race. “This year, I decided to be a champion.”
The defending NYC Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor came in third 2:06:26.
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