Kenya's Wilson Kipsang wins New York Marathon


FILE PHOTO: Wilson Kipsang of Kenya

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya
Wilson Kipsang of Kenya

Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang won the New York City Marathon men’s title Saturday, defeating Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa with a strong push to the finish line.

Kipsang won the 26.2-mile race in an unofficial time of two hours, 20 minutes and 59 seconds with Desisa four seconds back.

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With the victory, Kipsang won the $500,000 (400,000 euro) bonus for capturing the 2013-14 World Marathoin Majors title, overtaking Berlin Marathon winner Dennis Kimetto for the prize.

The race was staged in cold and windy conditions which slowed the pace from the start.

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