Mutai wins N.Y. Marathon with record time

Nov. 6, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai posted a course record Sunday, capturing the men's title at the New York City Marathon.

Meanwhile, three-time Rome Marathon champion Firehiwote Dado of Ethiopia claimed the women's championship.

Mutai duplicated his feat at this year's Boston Marathon, where he also set a course record. He logged in Sunday at 2 hours, 5 minutes, 6 seconds, bettering the 2001 record of Tesfaye Jifar by nearly 2 minutes.

Mutai finished April's Boston Marathon in 2:03:02.

Finishing second for the second straight year was fellow Kenyan Emmaunel Mutai (no relation), clocking in at 2:06:28.

On the women's side, Dado overtook Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba to finish with a time of 2:23:15 in her first New York Marathon.

New York resident Deba finished with a time of 2:23:19.

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