Mary Keitany once tried to win a New York City Marathon by surging to a huge lead from the start.
By staying patient Sunday, she ensured she’d be far ahead at the end.
The 33-year-old Kenyan became the first woman to repeat in New York since world-record holder Paula Radcliffe in 2008. Her margin of victory of 67 seconds was also the largest since Radcliffe that year.
Stanley Biwott won his first major marathon title to complete the Kenyan sweep. He finished second in London last year and had been upping his mileage in training to ensure he didn’t fade over the final stages of races as he had in the past.
“Today it helped me a lot, and I believe in the program,” the 29-year-old Biwott said.
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