Run, Wilson, run! After 26.2 miles, Wilson Kipsang crossed the finish line of the New York City Marathon as the winner of the men’s race. Congrats!
Wilson Kipsang, 32, knows how to make a finish. At the very end of the men’s race, Wilson bolted ahead of Lelisa Desisa to secure his first place finish at the New York City Marathon. This was Wilson’s New York City Marathon debut!
New York City Marathon: Wilson Kipsang Wins Men’s Race
This may have been slowest marathon since 1984 due to wind, but it didn’t look like it when Wilson raced to the finish line.
The Kenyan runner ran the marathon throughout New York City’s five boroughs in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 59 seconds.
To make this win even more special, this was Wilson’s New York City Marathon debut! Wow.
It was a close race for Wilson up until the very end. The gusty winds made the race a tough one. Even Wilson acknowledged that it wasn’t easy, according to ABC News. As he finished the marathon in New York’s Central Park, he caught another wind and raced ahead of the pack for the win. It was incredible to watch.
This is his third major marathon win over the course of 13 months. Wow! Wilson was awarded $100,000 for the win. He also claimed a $500,000 World Marathon Majors bonus, according to ABC News.
Second place winner Lelisa finished close behind him with a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes and 6 seconds.
Congrats again, Wilson! You made quite the New York City Marathon debut. We can’t wait to see where you go next! We have so much respect that you can run that many miles that fast. Now, it’s time to celebrate!
— Avery Thompson