The New York City Marathon was a battle to the very last steps this year. After 23 miles, Lelisa Desisa, Lanii Berhanu, Wilson Kipsang and Geoffrey Kamworor separated themselves from the crowd. It took until 25 miles, when Geoffrey Kamworor ran a 4:31 final mile. Kipsang found another gear and took the ten second lead down to three seconds.
How does one describe toughness? For Geoffrey Kamworor, holding Wilson Kipsang to three seconds was the difference between first and second. Kamworor won his first marathon in six starts.
For Meb Keflezighi, 11th place and 2:15:32 for Meb’s last elite marathon.
For Abdi Abdirahman, his first marathon after the age of 40 gave him a 7th place and a 2:12:48 (and a possible Master’s record).
Special thanks to the The Shoe Addicts for their work on this presser.