Mutai, Jeptoo of Kenya Win Titles at NYC Marathon

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email
In a double victory for Kenya, Geoffrey Mutai has successfully defended his New York City Marathon title and Priscah Jeptoo rallied to win the women

AP Photo

November 3, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - In a double victory for Kenya, Geoffrey Mutai has successfully defended his New York City Marathon title and Priscah Jeptoo rallied to win the women's race.

Mutai set the course record the last time the NYC Marathon was held, in 2011. Sunday's race returned after last year's cancellation because of the destruction of Superstorm Sandy. Security was also heightened after the bombings at April's Boston Marathon.

On a windy morning, Mutai had an unofficial time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 24 seconds, well off his mark of 2:05:06 set in nearly perfect conditions.

Jeptoo trailed Buzunesh Deba by nearly 3½ minutes at the halfway point. But she started making her move as the race entered Manhattan and passed Deba with just more than 2 miles to go.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 230428141 - newsplex.com/a?a=230428141
Gray Television, Inc.