Athletics

Kamworor storms to New York marathon victory

2019-11-03 19:29
Geoffrey Kamworor (Gallo Images)

New York - Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor surged to victory in the New York marathon on Sunday, pulling away from the field to claim his second victory in the annual showpiece.

Kamworor, the 2017 New York champion, kicked for home three miles from the finish, dropping compatriot Albert Korir to romp to victory in an unofficial time of 2:08:13.

Kamworor, Korir and Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola had broken away from the field at the 21-mile mark.

Tola, who had looked comfortable throughout, quickly fell away however, leaving Kamworor and Korir to battle it out.

Kamworor's finishing speed was too much for Korir however and when the 26-year-old made his move after 23 miles, Korir was unable to respond.

Korir eventually finished second in 2:08:36 ahead of Ethiopia's Girma Bekele Gebre, who took third place in 2:08:38.

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