Sunday, 3 November 2013

NYC Marathon:Kenyan runners sweep elite titles

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the men's division of the New York City Marathon.

  • Jeptoo wins women's race in her NYC Marathon debut
  • She also wins $500,000 for World Marathon Majors title
  • Mutai, who holds the NY course record, won men's race by almost a minute

NEW YORK – Just before mile 24, Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba looked over her shoulder as her lead began to vanish. Once Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo, with her knock-kneed stride belying the ease of her pace, pulled ahead, there was no need to look back.In her New York City Marathon debut, Jeptoo won the women's race on Sunday with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 7 seconds, almost a minute ahead of Deba. As she crossed the finish line, Jeptoo threw her arms in the air, then leaned over for an extended breath. With the victory, she received a $500,000 bonus for also capturing the World Marathon Majors women's title.

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