Runners from Kenya prevailed in the New York City Marathon Sunday, with Albert Korir winning the men’s race, and Peres Jepchirchir taking the women’s competition.
Korir finished in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 22 seconds, and Jepchirchir came in at 2 hours, 22 minutes and 39 seconds, according to the New York Road Runners.
Viola Cheptoo, also from Kenya, was just seconds behind Jepchirchir.
Mohamed El Aaraby of Morocco came in second in the men’s race, finishing in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 6 seconds.
About 30,000 people were registered to take part in today’s event, the 50th New York Marathon.
The 2020 marathon was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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