TCS New York City Marathon: Joyciline Jepkosgei wins, beating reigning champ Mary Keitany -TV

TCS New York City Marathon: Joyciline Jepkosgei wins, beating reigning champ Mary Keitany -TV

(*)(**)(***) (****)(*)(*****)NEW YORK (WABC) — TCS New York City Marathon newcomer (*****************************************************)-year-old Joyciline Jepkosgei has dethroned the race’s reigning champion, Mary Keitany, in the women’s division Sunday.(******)(*****)Jepkosgei finished the race in first place at 2 hours, (*******************************************************) minutes, and (************************************************) seconds, missing the course record by seven seconds.(******)(*****)(*******)(********)FIND YOUR FINISH: Watch as thousands of runners cross the finish line at the TCS NYC Marathon(*********)(**********)(******)(*****)The (*****************************************************)-year-old Jepkosgei holds the world record in the half-marathon but had never run this distance. The Kenyan pulled away from countrymate Keitany with about three miles to go. Keitany collapsed after finishing (********************************************) seconds later.(******)(*****)Jepkosgei is the youngest winner in New York since (*****************************************************)-year-old Margaret Okayo in (***************************************). She also won the New York City Half-Marathon in March and is the first runner to win both events.(******)(*****)Jepkosgei and Keitany were followed by roughly (*********************************************),(************************************************************) racers a year after a world marathon record (*********************************************),(****************************************) runners crossed the finish line in Central Park after winding through New York’s five boroughs.(******)(*****)MEN’S DIVISION(******)(*****)Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya has won his second men’s title in three years at the New York City Marathon.(******)(*****)Kamworor crossed the finish in Central Park at 2 hours, 8 minutes and (***********************************************************) seconds Sunday.(******)(*****)He pulled away from countryman Albert Korir in the (******************************************************)th mile. Korir finished second, and Ethiopian non-elite runner Girma Bekele Gebre was third.(******)(*****)The (****************************************************)-year-old Kamworor finished third last year after winning in (*************************************).(******)(*****)WHEELCHAIR DIVISION(******)(*****)Both of last year’s wheelchair champions returned to defend their crowns. Manuela Schar of Switzerland has won her third straight women’s wheelchair title at the New York City Marathon, giving her eight consecutive marathon major victories.(******)(*****)After rolling ahead of the record pace for much of Sunday’s race, Schr crossed the finish about a minute off the mark at 1 hour, (***********************************************) minutes and (********************************************************) seconds.(******)(*****)Daniel Romanchuk crossing the finish line in 1 hour, (*************************************************) minutes and (******************************************************) seconds. Last year, at (********************************************************) years old, he became the first American and youngest competitor to win the men’s division.(******)(*****)SURPRISE DROPOUT(******)(*****)Reigning men’s champion Lelisa Desisa has dropped out of the New York City Marathon after completing just seven miles, perhaps hurting following a grueling victory at the sweltering world championships last month.(******)(*****)Desisa, who is from Ethiopia, was in (**********************************************************)th place at the seven-mile mark before leaving the course Sunday. It was (**********************************************) degrees F (7 degrees C) at the start of the men’s race, ideal for marathoning.(******)(*****)Desisa was attempting to defend his title (**************************************************) days after winning worlds in Doha, Qatar, in boiling conditions he described this week as “dangerous.” With a temperature of (*****************************************) degrees F ((**************************************************) degrees C) for the midnight start, (*********************************************************) of (******************************************) men didn’t finish that race.(******)(*****)Conditions were even worse for the women’s marathon in Doha, where (***************************************************) of (*******************************************) starters failed to finish.(******)(*****)Shortly after, the IOC announced plans to move next year’s Olympic marathon from steamy Tokyo to the cooler northern city of Sapporo, leading to a spat with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike. She conceded to the IOC on Friday.(******)(*****)TRIALS AWAIT(***********)(************)A few of the top American marathoners hope the race serves as good practice for the U.S. Olympic team trials in February. It’s a group that includes (**************************************) Olympian Jared Ward on the men’s side and Sara Hall, Kellyn Taylor and Linden among the women.(******)(*****)With its many bridges, the New York course should run similarly to the hilly trials course in Atlanta.(******)(*****)”New York is a tactical race,” Taylor said. “And that’s how the trials is.”(******)(*****)CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS(******)(*****)(*************)Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber(*********) is set to run his sixth straight NYC Marathon. “Orange Is the New Black” actor Uzo Aduba will run for the second time, and Luke Kirby from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will run for the first time.(******)(*****)MORE MARATHON STORIES(******)(*****)(**************)Watch the (************************************) TCS NYC Marathon Opening Ceremony(*********)(******)(*****)(***************)Chefs team up to run the TCS NYC Marathon(*********)(******)(*****)(****************)TCS NYC Marathon marks milestone for Amy Robach(*********)(******)(*****)(*****************)New Jersey police officer honors boy stricken by brain cancer with marathon run(*********)(******)(*****)(******************)(*******)Complete coverage of the TCS NYC Marathon can be found here!(**********)(*********)(******)(*****)(*******************)The Associated Press contributed to this story.(********************)(******)(*****)———-(***********)(************)*(*******)(******************) More TCS NYC Marathon coverage(*********)(**********) (***********)(************)* (*******)(*********************) Follow us on YouTube(*********)(**********) (***********)(************)* (*******)(**********************)More local news(*********)(**********)(***********)(************)* (*******)(***********************)Send us a news tip(*********)(**********)(***********)(************)* (*******)(************************)Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts(*********)(**********)(******)(*************************)(*****)Copyright © (************************************) WABC-TV. 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