New York City's annual tradition didn't disappoint this year, as a man from Kenya and a woman from Ethiopia won their respective divisions Sunday in the ING New York City Marathon, with Geoffrey Mutai setting a new course record - cutting nearly three minutes from the previous one.
Mutai finished at 2:05:06, according to the official website for the race, breaking the old record of 2:07:43 set by Ethiopia's Tesfaye Jifar in 2001, the website said.
Firehiwot Dado, 27, won the women's division in her first running of New York's marathon, with a time of 2:23:15, the website said.
Mutai, 30, also won the Boston Marathon in April, with a world record time of 2:03:02. That record is not recognized internationally, however, as the day's strong tailwinds and the course's incline drops fall outside of the International Association of Athletics Federations' record-setting regulations.FULL STORY