Quite a run at the New York City Marathon for Mary Keitany on Sunday. Pretty swift debut for Ghirmay Ghebreslassie too.
Keitany won the women’s race for the third consecutive time, pulling away with more than 10 miles to go and breezing home to the finish line in Central Park.
“Alone in the streets,” the 34-year-old Kenyan said.
Except for the cheering fans, of course, who packed the course to root on the record-setting 52,049 runners from 120 nations as they wound through all five of the city's boroughs.
At 20, Ghebreslassie became the youngest men's winner in this event. Alberto Salazar (1980) and Tom Fleming (1973) won when they were...