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East African runners excel on track, scooping NYC Marathon’s first prize

East African runners excel on track, scooping NYC Marathon’s first prize

| November 8, 2016

(GIN)—Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and Kenya’s Mary Keitany won the New York City Marathon Sunday, with Keitany becoming the first woman to win three straight titles in more than three decades. The 19-year-old Ghebreslassie—the youngest-ever male winner in the contest—finished his first race in New York with a time of 2:07:51, capping what amounted to a […]

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