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Kenyans Wilson Kipsang, Mary Keitany Take NYC Marathon Titles

Kathy Willens AP
Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates on the finish line after winning the the men's division of the 44th annual New York City Marathon in New York, on Sunday.

Two Kenyans have taken the men's and women's titles at the New York City Marathon: Wilson Kipsang with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 59 seconds and Mary Keitany finishing 2 hours 25 minutes 7 seconds after the start.

Kipsang, a former world-record holder, has now won in Berlin, London and New York within a 13-month span, The Associated Press says.

Keitany, a one-time London Marathon champion who was competing in her first 26.2-miler since giving birth to her second child in 2012, finished 3 seconds ahead of countrywoman Jemima Sumgong.


The New York Times says: "The pace was slow on a bright and chilly day. Blistering winds forced race organizers to move the start line of the wheelchair competition back three miles, to the Brooklyn side of the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge."

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