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Sport Kenyans Geoffrey Kamworor, Joyciline Jepkosgei win New York City Marathon

19:15  03 november  2019
19:15  03 november  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Joyciline Jepkosgei powered away from four-time winner Mary Keitany to win the women’s title at the New York City Marathon in her first race ever at 26.2 miles. In the men’s race, Geoffrey Kamworor won his second title in three years. Jepkosgei crossed the finish line in Central Park in 2hr 22min 38

Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya wins the women’s division at the New York City Marathon , and fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor takes the men’s race. This is a developing story and will be updated shortly.

NEW YORK — Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei gave Kenya a sweep of the New York City Marathon men’s and women’s titles on Sunday.

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Kamworor won the world’s largest annual marathon for the second time in three years, pulling away from countryman Albert Korir in the final miles. Kamworor, who trains with marathon world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge, finished in 2:08:13 and then immediately embraced Kipchoge, who was in the Central Park crowd.

Jepkosgei, a half-marathon world-record holder like Kamworor, outdueled four-time NYC champion Mary Keitany. She clocked 2:22:38, the second-fastest female time in race history, to become the first woman to win New York City in her marathon debut since 1994.

Jepkosgei wins NYC in 1st marathon, Kamworor takes men's

  Jepkosgei wins NYC in 1st marathon, Kamworor takes men's NEW YORK (AP) — Joyciline Jepkosgei had never pushed her powerful legs over 26.2 miles. It hardly showed Sunday — certainly not as she drove away from marathon veteran Mary Keitany. Jepkosgei upset the four-time New York City Marathon champion to win the women's race, a historic debut that left her seven seconds off the course record. Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya won the men's event for the second time in three years. After pulling away fromNEW YORK (AP) — Joyciline Jepkosgei had never pushed her powerful legs over 26.2 miles.

The New York City Marathon finished without controversy on Sunday on a pristine autumn day. Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya won the women’s race in ideal long-distance running conditions, completing the 26.2-mile In the men’s race, Geoffrey Kamworor , also of Kenya , broke the tape at

Joyciline Jepkosgei wins New York City Marathon . Paul Myerberg. USA TODAY. It was a stunning victory for Jepkosgei , who owns world records in the half marathon and road 10K — and won the New York City Half Marathon in March — but was competing in her first full event.

Keitany, a 37-year-old bidding to become the oldest female NYC winner since 1987, finished second, 54 seconds behind.

Olympians Des Linden and Jared Ward were the top American finishers, each in sixth place.

Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa, the defending men’s champion, withdrew in the seventh mile, 29 days after winning the world championships marathon in Doha. U.S. Olympic team contender Sara Hall dropped out at mile 18 with stomach issues, 35 days after lowering her personal best by four minutes at the Berlin Marathon.

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New York City marks the end of the 2019 major marathon season. Top Americans are now focused on the Olympic Trials in Atlanta on Feb. 29, when the top three per gender are in line to make the Tokyo team.

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With Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Geoffrey Kamworor and Eliud Kipchoge.

Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya celebrates after winning the men's NYRR TCS New York City Marathon . Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI | License Photo. American runner Shalane Flanagan (C) stands with second-place finisher Mary Keitany (L) of Kenya and third-place finisher Mamitu Daska.

Most of the U.S. Olympic favorites did not run New York City, it being less than four months before trials. That group includes Rio Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp, who withdrew from the Oct. 13 Chicago Marathon with a calf injury in his first race in a year after Achilles surgery.

The U.S. women are deeper, even with the recent retirement of four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan. Linden repeated in the months before New York that she is undecided on running trials in the final years of her career. The U.S. also boasts Jordan Hasay (second-fastest American woman in history), 2017 World bronze medalist Amy Cragg and Molly Huddle, the American record holder at 10,000m.

Earlier Sunday, American Daniel Romanchuk and Swiss Manuela Schar repeated as NYC wheelchair champions.

Romanchuk, 21, followed up his a breakthrough 2018 when he became the first U.S. man to win the wheelchair division as well as the youngest male NYC champion in history. Romanchuk won majors in Boston and London in the spring and Chicago and New York City in the fall.

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The New York City Marathon (currently branded TCS New York City Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is an annual marathon (42.195 km or 26.219 mi)

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Schar, 34, three-peated as NYC champion to become the first person to sweep all six major city marathons in one year since Tokyo was added to the group in 2017. American Tatyana McFadden, whom Schar supplanted as the dominant female racer, was second, 3:59 behind.

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a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Runners try to stay warm and off their feet at Fort Wadsworth, on the Staten Island side of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, before the New York City Marathon on November 3, 2019.

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