New York Marathon Results 2016: Men's and Women's Top Finishers

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistNovember 6, 2016

Mary Keitany of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Women's Division during the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon November 6, 2016 in New York.
The 34-year-old Kenyan defended her title Sunday in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 26 seconds, beating countrywoman Joyce Chepkirui. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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:

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TCS New York City Marathon @nycmarathon

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea wins the #TCSNYCMarathon men's race! https://t.co/v92XNUQOBF

You can see the full men's results below:

New York Marathon: Men's Results
1Ghirmay Ghebreslassie2:07:51
2Lucas Rotich2:08:53
3Abdi Abdirahman2:11:23
4Hiroyuki Yamamoto2:11:49
5Shadrack Biwott2:12:01
6Tadesse Yae Dabi2:13:06
7Moses Kipsiro2:14:18
8Tyler Pennel2:15:09
9Ben Payne2:15:46
10Patrick Smyth2:16:34
Source: NYRR.org

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:

TCS New York City Marathon @nycmarathon

Mary Keitany of Kenya is your 2016 #TCSNYCMarathon women's champion! Official time to be announced https://t.co/0MSe6EU4Iz

Eyewitness News @ABC7NY

Congrats Mary Keitany! 1st place #tcsnycmarathon !!! https://t.co/LsG7Z7VXtI

"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
1Mary Keitany2:24:26
2Sally Kipyego2:28:01
3Molly Huddle2:28:13
4Joyce Chepkirui2:29:08
5Diane Nukuri2:33:04
6Aselefech Mergia2:33:28
7Lanni Marchant2:33:50
8Neely Gracey2:34:55
9Sara Hall2:36:12
10Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam2:37:07
Source: NYRR.org

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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