Kenyan athlete Hellen Obiri has won the 52nd edition of the New York City Marathon.
Obiri clocked 2:27:23 to win the women’s open division.
It was a tight lead pack for women until the Kenyan pulled away at 400 meters to the finishing line to bag gold.
Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia took bronze after finishing the race at 2:27:29.
Another Kenyan Sharon Lokedi staged a commendable performance after finishing the race in third at 2:27:33. Sharon was the defending champion.
This is Obiri’s second victory in her third career marathon after winning in Boston earlier this year.
The men’s open-division winner is Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia, in a course-record time of 2:04:58, a course record.
Kenya’s Albert Korir came second in the men’s race after finishing the race at 2:06:57.
Another Ethiopian Shura Kitata won bronze in the race after getting to the finishing line at 2:07:11.
Last year’s champion Evans Chebet, a Kenyan, did not participate in the race.