Kiplagat triumphs in New York


NEW YORK, November 7- Kenya's Edna Kiplagat won the women's title at the New York City Marathon on Saturday clocking an unofficial time of 2hrs 28min 20sec.

The 31-year-old pulled away in the 24th mile to win her first major marathon title.

American Shalane Flanagan was second in her marathon debut. The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the 10,000 metres became the first US woman to finish in the top two since 1990.
Kenya’s Mary Keitany, also making her marathon debut, was third.

Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia won the men’s title at the New York City Marathon on Saturday on his marathon debut.

Gebremariam’s victory came after legendary compatriot and world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie pulled out at the 16-mile mark with an apparent right knee injury.

Gebremariam became the first man to win New York in his marathon debut since 1991.