Kamworor holds off fellow Kenyan Kipsang to win NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) — Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon, holding off countryman Wilson Kipsang by three seconds for his first major victory.
Kamworor ran the race in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 53 seconds. He and Kipsang embraced just past the finish line to huge cheers.
American running great and 2009 New York winner Meb Keflezighi completed his 26th and final marathon, collapsing as he crossed the finish.
Kipsang, Deba join field for NYC Marathon on Nov. 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Former champion Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and runner-up Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia have joined the field for the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5.
The New York Road Runners made the announcement Tuesday.
The 2014 winner Kipsang dropped out of the Berlin Marathon last month because of muscle cramping in cold, wet weather. The former world-record holder won the Tokyo Marathon in February.
Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge wins Berlin Marathon
BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge held off the challenge of debutant Guye Adola to win the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.
The Kenyan finished in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 32 seconds, missing out on the world record by 35 seconds in wet conditions.
"That was my hardest marathon ever," said Kipchoge, who said he still believed he was capable of beating the 2:02:57 run by compatriot Dennis Kimetto on the same course in 2014.
Wilson Kipsang leads Kenyan sweep at Tokyo Marathon
TOKYO (AP) — Wilson Kipsang led a Kenyan sweep of the podium at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday.
Kipsang, the London Olympic bronze medalist, had a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 58 seconds, a meet record. That was over a minute slower than the current world-best of 2:02:57 set by compatriot Dennis Kipruto Kimetto at the 2014 Berlin Marathon.
Gideon Kipketer finished second in 2:05:51 and Dickson Chumba was third in 2:06:25 on Sunday.
Kenenisa Bekele wins Berlin Marathon, misses world mark
BERLIN (AP) — Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia pulled away from Wilson Kipsang of Kenya late in the race to win the Berlin Marathon just outside the world record time on Sunday.
Bekele's winning time of two hours, 3 minutes and 3 seconds was six seconds outside Dennis Kimetto's world record, also set in Berlin in 2014 and is the second best time.