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.