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Kenyans Sweep NYC Marathon as US Woman Shatters Record

As American Tatyana McFadden shatters women's wheelchair record

(Newser) - 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,... More »

Ethiopian, Kenyan Win Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa, Caroline Rotich are men's, women's winners

(Newser) - Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds. It's his second victory here. He also won the 2013 race just hours before a pair of bombs exploded at the finish line. Desisa returned after the attacks... More »

Ethiopia's Desisa Wins Boston Marathon

While Rita Jeptoo wins for second time

(Newser) - The second time was the charm for Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa, who won the men's portion of the 117th Boston Marathon today with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 22 seconds, five seconds better than his nearest competitor, Kenya's Micah Kogo. It was Desisa's second time... More »

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