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Kenyans Mutai, Jeptoo Win NYC Marathon

Geoffrey Mutai defends title from 2011 marathon

(Newser) - In a double victory for Kenya, Geoffrey Mutai has successfully defended his New York City Marathon title and Priscah Jeptoo rallied to win the women's race. Mutai set the course record the last time the NYC Marathon was held, in 2011. Today's race returned after last year's... More »

Kenyans Dominate Sweltering Boston Marathon

Second-slowest race since 1985

(Newser) - Kenyans conquered an unusually-hot Boston Marathon , with Wesley Korir winning in 2 hours, 12 minutes, and 40 seconds. Sharon Cherop beat out another Kenyan, Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, in a last-minute sprint; Cherop clocked in at 2 hours, 31 minutes, and 50 seconds. It was the second-slowest race since 1985, just... More »

Kenya's Mutai Sets NYC Marathon Record

Blows by previous mark by more than 2 minutes

(Newser) - Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon in a course record time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 6 seconds today, crushing the previous mark of 2:07:43 set by Tesfaye Jifar of Ethiopia a decade earlier. The 30-year-old has established himself as the favorite at... More »

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