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New York City Marathon: Mary Keitany Wins Women’s Race

Sun, November 2, 2014 11:53am EDT by 1 Comment
New York City Marathon Women's Winner
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What a race! On Nov. 2, Mary Keitany crossed the finish line of the 26.2 New York City Marathon ahead of all the rest. In the closest race ever in the women’s division, Mary was crowned the women’s winner! Congrats!

Mary Keitany, 32, is your 2014 New York City Marathon women’s winner. The Kenyan runner finished the 26.2 mile race around New York City’s five boroughs in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 7 seconds. Congrats to Mary!

New York City Marathon: Mary Keitany Wins

The New York City Marathon is the world’s biggest and most popular marathon race. The 2014 marathon kicked off on Nov. 2 with so many runners running around Manhattan.

Even amidst the wide number of runners, only two can be named winners. For the women’s race, Mary finished the race first in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 7 seconds.

Mary is a Kenyan runner who has previously won the 2012 London Marathon. She is 5’3 and the mother three children. Wow.

This was the closest race ever for the New York City Marathon women’s race. Mary and Jemima Sumgong were neck and neck until the very end.

“I worked hard for this opportunity,” she said, according to ABC News. “I’m happy because I have a victory today, because I know I’ve been coming to New York two times, and I was in that position. So I’m happy today because it was a good day and I win.”


For the win, Mary earned $100,000. What a way to top off an incredible day!

Tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki made her marathon debut at the New York City race.

Congrats again, Mary. And a big shoutout to all the runners who finished the race today. That’s an incredible feat. Way to go!

HollywoodLifers, were you impressed by Mary? Were you rooting for someone else? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson

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