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Ethiopia's Desisa, Kenya's Keitany win 2018 NYC Marathon

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Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the New York City Marathon, holding off countryman Shura Kitata by 1.99 seconds. Desisa finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 59 seconds. Last year’s winner, Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya, finished third.

Mary Keitany of Kenya became the second woman to win the marathon four times, beating countrywoman Vivian Cheruiyot by 3 minutes, 13 seconds. Keitany ran the race in 2:22:48, the second fastest in history. Margaret Okayo of Kenya holds the record of 2:22:31, which was set in 2003.

The victory was Keitany’s fourth in New York in the last five years. She won in 2014, 2015 and 2016 before coming in second last year to American Shalane Flanagan. Keitany joined Grete Waitz as the only women to win the marathon four times. Waitz, a Norwegian, won the marathon nine times between 1978-1988. Flanagan finished third. (AP)

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First place finishers Mary Keitany of Kenya, left, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pose for a picture at the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


A runner from Mexico waits at the start of the race near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge before the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)


Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)


Competitors in the handcycle division leave the starting line during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)


A woman carries a Dominican Republic flag during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)


A competitor in the handcycle division warms up at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)


A participant in the wheelchair division crosses the 44th Dr, during the New York City Marathon in Queens on Nov. 04, 2018. (Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)


Runners cross the Queensboro bridge during the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)


Elite men runners compete in the Brooklyn borough of New York during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)


Runners take part in the 47th running of the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018 in New York. (Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)


People watch as runners take part in the 47th running of the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018 in New York.(Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)


Tola Shura Kitata, of Ethiopia, front, runs with the men’s pack as they cross the Queensboro bridge during the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)


A child on dad’s shoulders holds up placard to support mom running in the 2018 New York City Marathon, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia leads other runners near mile 17 of the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


People hold up placards to support friends running in the 2018 New York City Marathon, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Mary Keitany of Kenya leads the pack near mile 17 of the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Runners step on used water cups discarded on the street during the 2018 New York City Marathon, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A runner gaves and sips down a cup of water during the 2018 New York City Marathon, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A pack of runners reach First Ave. just past mile 16 of the 2018 New York City Marathon, is Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A participant shows off for the camera during the 2018 New York City Marathon, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A runner dressed as a clown races up First Ave. just past Mile 16 of the 2018 New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A runner stops to greet and kiss a family member in the crowd during the 2018 New York City Marathon, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A participant in costume attempts to pump up the crowd during the 2018 New York City Marathon, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A pack of runners race past mile 16 of the 2018 New York City Marathon, is Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A runner is happy to Manhattan after crossing Queensboro Bridge during the 2018 New York City Marathon, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


First place finisher Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia poses for a picture at the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


First place finisher Mary Keitany of Kenya poses for a picture at the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


Second place finisher Marcel Hug of Switzerland, left, first place finisher Daniel Romanchuk of the United States, center, and third place finisher David Weir of Great Britain pose for a picture at the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


Participation medals are awaiting runners at the finish line before the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018 in Central Park in New York City. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)