NEW YORK | Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win NYC Marathon

NEW YORK | Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win NYC Marathon

NEW YORK — Mary Keitany of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the New York City Marathon on Sunday, with Keitany dominating the strong women’s field for her fourth victory in the event and Desisa surging ahead of two other runners near the finish line.

Desisa, 28, held off countryman Shura Kitata by 1.99 seconds for his first win in New York, joining victories at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and 2015.

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