Joyciline Jepkosgei, Geoffrey Kamworor Win 2019 NYC Marathon

Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei each took home the win at the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Kamworor reclaimed the New York title he won in 2017 in two hours eight minutes and 13 seconds and Jepkosgei surprised four-time champion Mary Keitany, winning her marathon debut in 2:22:38.

Defending champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia dropped out of the race around the seventh mile mark.

More than 52,000 runners competed in the race in near perfect marathon conditions.

Joyciline Jepkosgei wins first NYC marathon while Geoffrey Kamworor takes second marathon in three years


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