Lelisa Desisa Wins New York City Marathon

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Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa won New York City Marathon defeating defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor. Lelisa finished his race in 2 hours 5 minutes and 59 seconds. While Shura Kitata of Ethiopia finished second with 2 hours 6 minutes and one second.  The men run was dominated by Ethiopia while 5 USA runners made it to the top 10 rank. 

Men’s Elite
1. Lelisa Desisa (ETH) — 2:05:59
2. Shura Kitata (ETH) — 2:06:01
3. Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) — 2:06:26
4. Tamirat Tola (ETH) — 2:08:30
5. Daniel Wanjiru (KRN) — 2:10:21
6. Jared Ward (USA) — 2:12 24
7. Scott Fauble (USA) — 2:12:28
8. Festus Talam (KEN) — 2:12:40
9. Shadrack Biwott (USA) — 2:12:52
10. Chris Derrick (USA) — 2:13:08
18. Bernard Lagat (USA) — 2:17:20

In the women run Kenya maintain its lead with the winning of Mary Keitany finishing 2 hours 22 minutes and 48 seconds while Vivian Cheruiyot finished second. 

Women’s Elite
1. Mary Keitany (KEN) — 2:22:48
2. Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) — 2:26:02
3. Shalane Flanagan (USA) — 2:26:22
4. Molly Huddle (USA) — 2:26:44
5. Rahma Tusa (ETH) — 2:27:13
6. Des Linden (USA) — 2:27:51
7. Allie Kieffer (USA) — 2:28:12
8. Lisa Weightman (AUS) — 2:29:11
9. Mamitu Daska (ETH) — 2:30:31
10. Belaynesh Fikadu (ETH) — 2:30:47
18. Sarah Sellers (USA) — 2:36:37