Kenyans Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei on Sunday won the 49th New York City Marathon titles.
25-year-old Jepkosgei won the women’s race after crossing the finish line in 2 hours 22 minutes 38 seconds, becoming the youngest winner since 2001. Her victory came eight months after she won the United New York City Half Marathon.
Last year’s champion Mary Keitany of Kenya came in second at 2:23:32 while Ruti Aga of Ethiopia settled for bronze in 2:25:51.
In the men’s race, 26-year-old Kamworor reclaimed the title he won in 2017, clocking 2 hours 08 minutes 13 seconds.
In second was Kenyan Albert Korir who crossed the line in 2:08:36 while Girma Bekele Gebre of Ethiopia was third 2:08:38.
Last year’s men champion, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia dropped out at the seven-mile mark.