Running under nearly ideal wetaher conditions, Geoffrey Kamworor (Kenya) won his second NYC Marathon title. The 26-year-old Kamworor broke away from the leading group just 3 kilometers before the line to win the race in Central Park in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 13 seconds. Albert Korir (Kenya) finished second with a time of 2:08:36.
Ethiopian non-elite athlete Girma Bekele Gebre who entered the race with no agent and no sponsor broke his PB by more than 5 minutes to take a surprise third place in 2:08:38.
Top American runner was Jared Ward who finished in 6th place in 2:10:45.
42-year-old Abdi Abdirahman broke the US masters record by running 2:11:34 to finish 9th. Previous US masters record belonged to Bernard Lagat who clocked 2:12:10 at Gold Coast marathon in July.
Joyceline Jepkosgei (Kenya) in her marathon debut defeated defending champion, Mary Keitany (Kenya), in the women's race. 25-year-old Jepkosgei broke the tape at 2 hours, 22 minutes, and 38 seconds, missing the course record by only seven seconds. Jepkosgei became the youngest New York Marathon winner since 25-year-old Margaret Okayo in 2001.
Jepkosgei who won the New York City Half-Marathon in March became the first runner in history to win both events in the same year.
She takes home $100,000 for the win, plus a bonus of $45,000 for finishing inside 2 hours and 23 minutes.
37-year-old Mary Keitany, who had won in New York 4 times in the past 5 years, crossed the line in second place in 2:23:32 while Ruti Aga (Ethiopa) concluded the podium with 2:25:51.
Desiree Linded, the 2018 Boston Marathon winner, was the best American in 6th place in 2:26:46.
About 52,000 runners participated at this year's NYC Mararhon.
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