Kenya's Mary Keitany wins 2nd straight NYC Marathon

Nov 1, 2015 2:04 PM by News Staff

NEW YORK (AP) - Mary Keitany has won her second straight New York City Marathon to become the first woman to repeat since Paula Radcliffe in 2008.

The 33-year-old Kenyan defended her title Sunday in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 25 seconds, beating Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia by 67 seconds.

Keitany pulled away around the 21-mile mark to become the eighth woman to win more than once in New York.

The two-time London Marathon champ had twice finished third in New York before breaking through last year when she won by just 3 seconds. That was her first marathon since 2012 because of the birth of her second child.

Ethiopia's Tigist Tufa took third.

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