Published: Tue, November 07, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

An American Woman Won The NYC Marathon

An American Woman Won The NYC Marathon

Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the marathon in over 40 years.

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa arrived third with a time of 2h 11mn 32 sec.

Kamworor, 24, was in only his seventh marathon. (Who'd won the race in 2014, 2015, and 2016.) But there are no hard feelings between the two, who embraced on the podium, as Keitany placed second.

Kipsang, 35, had won in Tokyo earlier this year and raced in September's Berlin Marathon but quit after 30km.

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The top runners from around the nation converged in the Big Apple for the annual event.

Flanagan's final time of 2:26:53 was nearly a full minute ahead of Keitany's, who finished with 2:27:54.

Compatriot Manuela Schar, three times a runner-up in NY, beat five-time victor Tatyana McFadden by almost three minutes to win the women's wheelchair race in 1:48.09. The 36-year-old Flanagan beat three-time defending champion Mary Keitany of Kenya by a minute and one second.

Hug, who won last year's race by sixth hundredths of a second, finished over two minutes clear of Canada's Josh Cassidy to win his third NY title. She was the 10,000m runner-up at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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