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Geoffrey Kamworor Wins 2019 TCS New York City Marathon

After a slow early pace, the half-marathon world record holder and 2017 New York City Marathon champ won by 22 seconds.

Geoffrey Kamworor has won the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, crossing the finish line in Central Park in 2:08:13. The Kenyan marathoner was followed by countryman Albert Korir and Ethiopian Girma Gebre. Their times were 2:08:36 and 2:08:38.

Kamworor Wins 2019 New York City Marathon
photo: Jen Ator

Kamworor won NYC in 2017 and was third last year, and recently set a world record for the half marathon, 58:01. The first American, Jared Ward, placed sixth in 2:10:45.

Jared Ward, top American in the 2019 New York City Marathon
Jared Ward, top American in the 2019 New York City Marathon / photo: Jen Ator

More than 50,000 other marathoners finished behind them in the 49th edition of the NYC Marathon run in near-perfect conditions: sunny, mid-40s, low humidity, and cooling breezes.

The course record, 2:05:06, was set in 2011 by Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai. It was never challenged today, as the leaders passed the half-marathon in a cautious 1:04:47.

Joyciline Jepkosgei, 26, of Kenya, won the women’s race in 2:22:38, a record time for a first attempt at the race.

The three podium finishers received prize awards of $100,000, $60,000, and $40,000, plus time-bonuses.

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