NEW YORK — Kenya’s Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany have swept the titles at the New York City Marathon.
Keitany became the first woman to repeat since Paula Radcliffe in 2008.
Biwott won his first major marathon title after finishing second in London last year. He finished in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 34 seconds, beating countryman Geoffrey Kamworor by 14 seconds. Reigning Boston Marathon champ Lelisa Desisa was third.
Keitany finished in 2:24:25, beating Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia by 67 seconds. She pulled away around the 21-mile mark to become the eighth woman to win more than once in New York. Ethiopia’s Tigist Tufa took third.