African runners race to victory in NYC marathon

A woman from Kenya and a man from Ethiopia were the first female and male finishers in the New York City marathon Sunday, according to CNN.

Edna Kipligat of Kenya won the women's title, winning the 26.2 mile race with a time of 2 hours and 28 minutes. Gebre Gebremarian of Ethiopia won the men's race with 2 hours and 8 minutes, according to CNN.

Gebremarian's victory came after the world record holder, Haile Gebrselassie, dropped out of the race halfway through, according to The New York Times.

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