Kipsang of Kenya wins men's New York City Marathon

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 02, 2014 12:11 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wilson Kipsang of Kenya won the men's race in the New York City Marathon on Sunday with a final sprint to the finish in an unofficial two hours 10 minutes 59 seconds.

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, who surged into the lead in the last half-mile only to be rebuffed by Kipsang, finished second four seconds behind, with compatriot Gebre Gebremariam taking third in 2:12:13.

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(Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by Frank Pingue)