Kamworor wins New York Marathon

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor claimed a maiden victory in New York City Marathon on Sunday (November 5).

Kamworor, meanwhile, also used a strong finish to see off Wilson Kipsang in the last two miles and although the former world record-holder managed to close the gap, he just ran out of road.

Kamworor’s first ever marathon win was secured in a time of 2:10:53 as his fellow Kenyan finished just three seconds later.

Kenya’s Mary Keitany was stunned in the women’s field as she failed to complete a fourth straight title in New York. Keitany finished second behind American Shalane Flanagan who ended a four-decade drought for American women in the race.

Flanagan clocked 2 hours 26 minutes 53 seconds to deny the three-time defending champion Mary Keitany and also to become the first American woman to win the race since Miki Gorman in 1977.

Felix Asoha

Felix Asoha is a journalist with 8yrs experience in both local and international media. Currently works at Biblia Husema and Truth FM in Nairobi. Formerly an editor at Pamoja FM in Kibera. Reports on Good governance, Security, Human Interest stories. Loves Sports and politics.

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