Sunday's New York Marathon was a historical one.
Eritrean Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, 20, became the youngest men's winner in the history of the race. On the women's side, Kenya's Mary Keitany continued her dominance, winning the event for the third straight time.
That made her the second woman to win it three times in a row. Norwegian runner Grete Waitz accomplished the feat twice, according to the New York Times.
The United States put both a man and a woman on the podium for the first time since 1994, per Nick Zaccardi of NBC Sports. Abdi Abdirahman and Molly Huddle each finished in third place for the home country.
"I was thrilled to get through the race smoothly," Huddle told the event's official Twitter account. "Very happy to finish third."
Ghebreslassie was the day's main story, however, as he won with one minute, two seconds to spare over Kenya's Lucas Rotich. His victory was meaningful on a number of levels. As Zaccardi noted, Ghebreslassie became the "first Eritrean to win a World Marathon Major title and the first non-Kenyan man or woman to win New York City since 2011."
The marathon's Twitter account showed him crossing the finish line:
You can see the full men's results below:
|New York Marathon: Men's Results|
|6||Tadesse Yae Dabi||2:13:06|
Keitany, meanwhile, won in dominant fashion, pulling away from the field in the second half of the race and never being challenged from there. She took the event by an impressive margin of 3:35.
The NYC Marathon's Twitter account showed her crossing the finish line:
"I am very excited to win three times, it's not easy—but I got it," she said. "It means a lot to me."
You can see the full women's leaderboard below:
|New York Marathon: Women's Results|
|10||Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam||2:37:07|
Abdirahman, a four-time Olympian, made history of his own. At 39, he became the oldest podium-finisher in the history of the race. Huddle, meanwhile, is a two-time Olympian but made her marathon debut Sunday.
On a day of historical feats, Huddle's performance in her first marathon was impressive in its own right.
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