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Lelisa Desisa Wins Males’s Title on the 2018 New York Metropolis Marathon. Mary Keitany Wins the Ladies’s Race. – New York Occasions

Posted in Trending Topics on 4th November 2018

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia received the boys’s race within the New York Metropolis Marathon on Sunday, with a time of two hours 5 minutes 59 seconds, surging forward of two different runners close to the end in Central Park. Mary Keitany, one of many quickest feminine marathon runners ever, received the ladies’s race with a time of two:22:48, her fourth victory within the occasion and the second-fastest time on this course.

Desisa, 28, received his first New York Metropolis Marathon, defeating Shura Kitata, 22, additionally of Ethiopia, and Geoffrey Kamworor, 25, of Kenya, the defending champion and the prerace favourite. The runners ran the second-, third- and fourth-fastest instances on the course.

The race, with greater than 50,000 individuals winding 26.2 miles via all 5 boroughs, unfolded in buttery fall sunshine on a cool, breezy morning that introduced out a whole lot of hundreds of spectators.

Keitany, 36, of Kenya, made her sixth look within the New York Metropolis Marathon. She grew to become solely the third particular person to win the race 4 instances.

She got here in second final 12 months however received in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She beat Vivian Cheruiyot, 35, of Kenya, who ran 2:26:02 and Shalane Flanagan, 37, of the US, who got here in third with a time of two:26:22, sooner than the time she ran to win final 12 months’s race.

Within the wheelchair division, Daniel Romanchuk of the US upset the defending males’s champion, Marcel Hug of Switzerland, by one second in 1:36:21. Manuela Schar of Switzerland received the ladies’s race, her second victory within the occasion.

Keitany’s time was 17 seconds off the ladies’s course document, held by Margaret Okayo of Kenya with a time of two:22:31 set in 2003.

Keitany joined Grete Waitz as the one girls to win the New York Metropolis Marathon 4 instances. Waitz, a Norwegian, received the race 9 instances from 1978 to 1988.

Keitany was again the place she feels most comfy within the marathon’s girls’s race — far, far forward of the remainder of the pack. She ran alone as quickly as she hit Manhattan and solely accelerated her tempo as she floor towards the end, beating Cheruiyot by greater than three minutes.

The highest girls’s finishers from Kenya have been chased by an all-star roster of American distance runners, who labored collectively to problem Keitany however couldn’t match the tempo she set, because it dropped by almost a minute per mile within the second half of the race.

Keitany completed second to Flanagan within the marathon final 12 months. In her final victory, in 2016, she pulled away on the half-marathon mark and beat her subsequent challenger by three and a half minutes.