Gebremariam, Kiplagat win titles at NYC Marathon
Sunday, November 7, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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 favorite, but world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie pulled out at the 16-mile mark with an apparent right knee injury.
Shalane Flanagan of the United States was second in the women's race in her marathon debut. The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the 10,000 meters became the first American woman to finish in the top two since 1990.
Gebremariam was the first man to win New York in his marathon debut since 1991.