2nd November, 2014
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.
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.