Desisa and Keitany New York Marathon win

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Twice, he was already in Boston the fastest. Now he is also running in New York as the first over the finish line: Lelisa Desisa from Ethiopia. For women, a well-Known wins.

Long runner Lelisa Desisa route from Ethiopia and Kenyan Mary Keitany won the Marathon in New York. The 28-year-old Desisa needed on Sunday 2:05:59 hours for the 42.195-kilometre-long route. He remained so about a Minute over the course record on the challenging course.

For the two-time winner of the marathon in Boston it was the first win in New York. In the past year, Desisa crossed the finish line in third. Behind the 28-Year-old arrived at the men of the Ethiopians Shura Kitata (2:06:01) and the Kenyans Geoffrey Kamworor (2:06:26).

Duration-the winner in New York: Mary Keitany

For women, the 36-year-old Kenyan Keitany won. It was her fourth victory in the past five years in New York. She needed 2:22:48 hours, and landed before the Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot (2:26:02) and American Shalane Flanagan (2:26:22).

The winners got money from 100 000 dollars (about 88 000 Euro). More than 50 000 runners participated in the 48. New York Marathon, went the traditional route through all five boroughs, in Staten Island began and in Central Park ended.

sw/tk (dpa)