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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