• Biwott and Keitany win NY Marathon
Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany were the winners of the 2015 New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 1.
Biwott crossed the line finish line after 2:10:34 beating world cross country champion Geoffery Kamworor (KEN) and Boston marathon champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia.
Former Boston Marathon champion the 40-year-old Meb Keflezighi was the top American finishing in 7th place in 2:13:32.
"It was fantastic. "The pace was slow (in the first half of the race) but I knew that last 15 kilometres I pushed hard." said the 29-year-old Biwott who split massive 28.35min for the last 10km.
Defending NY marathon champion Wilson Kipsang finished in fourth in 2:12.45.
Last year's champion Mary Keitany pushed away from the lead pack at 29km marker to win her second NY marathon title with a time of 2:24:25.
Keitany beat London Marathon champion Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia becoming the first back-to-back New York champion since Paula Radcliffe won in 2007 and 2008.
Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia took second place clocking 2:25:32 with teammate Tufa finishing in third.
"When I took my lead, I said, let me just go," said the 33-year-old Keitany. "If someone is enough strong they can come." She added.
Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia took second in 2:25:32 with teammate Tufa crossing the line third in 2:25:50.
The top American was Laura Thweatt, who in her marathon debut finished seventh with a time of 2:28.23.
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