New York Marathon Results 2015: Men's and Women's Top Finishers

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistNovember 1, 2015

Women's winner Mary Keitany of Kenya, center, holds her trophy and shows her gold medal alongside runner-up and fellow countrywoman Jemima Sumgong, left, and third place finisher Sara Moreira after the trio were awarded their medals in the the 44th annual New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Kathy Willens/Associated Press

Kenya's Stanley Biwott won the 2015 New York City Marathon on Saturday, holding off a stiff challenge from countryman Geoffrey Kamworor and pulling away in the final two miles of the men's race.

Biwott finished in two hours, 10 minutes and 34 seconds, beating Kamworor by just 14 seconds.

2015 NYC Marathon: Men's Top Finishers
PlaceNameTimeCountry
1Stanley Biwott02:10:34Kenya
2Geoffrey Kamworor02:10:48Kenya
3Lelisa Desisa02:12:10Ethiopia
4Wilson Kipsang02:12:45Kenya
5Yemane Tsegay02:13:24Ethiopia
6Yuki Kawauchi02:13:29Japan
7Meb Keflezighi02:13:32United States
8Craig Leon02:15:16United States
9Birhanu Dare Kemal02:15:40United States
10Kevin Chelimo02:15:49United States
Source: TCSNYCMarathon.org

Biwott's journey has been a fascinating one, as he "worked on a dairy farm until 2006 and still owns 10 cows," according to Nick Zaccardi of NBC Olympic Talk. 

Defending champion Wilson Kipsang finished fourth, while 2009 winner Meb Keflezighi of the United States came in seventh.

Meanwhile, for the second year in a row, Kenya's Mary Keitany won the women's race, this time in dominant fashion. 

SportsCenter captured her crossing the finish line:

Keitany pulled away from second-place finisher Aselefech Mergia of Ethiopia around the 21-mile mark and bested her by 67 seconds. Keitany's time of 2:24:25 was nearly a minute faster than what she clocked last year. She is the first woman to win the race in consecutive years since Paula Radcliffe pulled off the feat in 2008.

"Coming to New York for the second time and being a champion again is really amazing to me," Keitany told ESPN after the race.

Ethiopia's Tigist Tufa finished third.

2015 NYC Marathon: Women's Top Finishers
PlaceNameTimeCountry
1Mary Keitany02:24:25Kenya
2Aselefech Mergia02:25:32Ethiopia
3Tigist Tufa02:25:50Ethiopia
4Sara Moreira02:25:53Portugal
5Christelle Daunay02:26:57France
6Priscah Jeptoo02:27:03Kenya
7Laura Thweatt02:28:23United States
8Jelena Prokopcuka02:28:46Latvia
9Anna Incerti02:33:13Italy
10Caroline Rotich02:33:19United States
Source: TCSNYCMarathon.org

For many of these runners, their next big competition will come in 2016 at the Rio Games. Keitany—who has also won the London Marathon twice and finished fourth at the 2012 London Games—will certainly be one of the favorites. 

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