Kipsang of Kenya wins men's New York City Marathon

Sun Nov 2, 2014 12:34pm EST
 
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wilson Kipsang of Kenya won the men's race in the New York City Marathon on Sunday with a final sprint to the finish in an unofficial two hours 10 minutes 59 seconds.

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, who surged into the lead in the last half-mile only to be rebuffed by Kipsang, finished second four seconds behind, with compatriot Gebre Gebremariam taking third in 2:12:13.

(Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by Frank Pingue)

 
Runners Wilson Kipsang of Kenya (R) and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia run the last mile during the New York City Marathon in New York, November 2, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz