Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ethiopia's Gebre Gebremariam, Kenya's Edna Kiplagat win titles at NYC Marathon

By The Associated Press

Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia has won the men's title at the New York City Marathon in his debut at the distance.

Kenya's Edna Kiplagat won the women's race Sunday for her first major marathon championship.
Another Ethiopian man was the favourite, but world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie pulled out at the 26-kilometre mark with an apparent right knee injury.

Gebremariam was the first man to win New York in his marathon debut since 1991.
Shalane Flanagan of the United States was second in the women's race in her marathon debut.
The 2008 Olympic bronze medallist in the 10,000 metres became the first American woman to finish in the top two since 1990.