• Lelisa Desisa Claims New York City Marathon Crown

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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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1 Lelisa Desisa ETH 2:05:59
2 Shura Kitata ETH 2:06:01
3 Geoffrey Kamworor KEN 2:06:26
4 Tamirat Tola ETH 2:08:30
5 Daniel Wanjiru KEN 2:10:21
6 Jared Ward USA 2:12:24
7 Scott Fauble USA 2:12:28
8 Festus Talam KEN 2:12:40
9 Shadrack Biwott USA 2:12:52
10 Chris Derrick USA 2:13:08

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