International Athletics

Kenya's Kamworor wins NY Marathon crown

2017-11-05 20:27
Geoffrey Kamworor (AP)

New York - Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor won the New York City Marathon men's title on Sunday, taking his first victory at the distance as the race took place just five days after a deadly Manhattan truck attack left eight people dead.

Two years after losing the lead late in the 42.1km race, Kamworor held off compatriot Wilson Kipsang to win in an unofficial time of 2:10:53.

Kipsang, the 2014 new York champion, was three seconds back with Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa third in 2:11:32.

Kamworor, 24, was in only his seventh marathon. He settled for second in 2015 to Kenyan Stanley Biwott after being overtaken late in the race.

Kipsang, 35, won in Tokyo earlier this year and raced in September's Berlin Marathon but quit after 30km.

Expanded security lined the route of the world-famous race, which saw an estimated 50 000 runners from more than 125 nations compete across the Big Apple streets.

Top finishers on Sunday from the New York City Marathon:

1. Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) 2hrs 10mins 53secs, 2. Wilson Kipsang (KEN) 2:10:56, 3. Lelisa Desisa (ETH) 2:11:32, 4. Lemi Berhanu (ETH) 2:11:52, 5. Tadesse Abraham (SUI) 2:12:01, 6. Michel Butter (NED) 2:12:39, 7. Abdi Abdirahman (USA) 2:12:48, 8. Koen Naert (BEL) 2:13:21, 9. Fikadu Girma Teferi (ETH) 2:13:58, 10. Shadrack Biwott (USA) 2:14:57

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