Lelisa Desisa Wins Men’s Title at the 2018 New York City Marathon. Mary Keitany Wins the Women’s Race.

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www.nytimes.com—It was Desisa’s first win in New York City. He defeated the favorite, Geoffrey Kamworor, 25, of Kenya, the defending champion. Keitany’s victory was her fourth in the event.

Mary Keitany, Lelisa Desisa win women’s and men’s NYC Marathon titles. Lelisa Desisa from Ethiopia narrowly won the New York City Marathon on Sunday, finishing the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 59 seconds — edging out his competitor by 2 seconds. Finishing second was countryman Shura Kitata with a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 1 second. Meanwhile, Mary Keitany of Kenya...