For the second time in three years, Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor won the men's division at the New York Marathon.
The 2017 winner came in with a time of 2:08:13, edging out a group of runners that included Albert Korir (2:08:36) and Girma Gebre (2:08:38).
On the women's side, meanwhile, Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei defeated her countrywoman and defending champion Mary Keitany with a time of 2:22:38, missing a course record by seven seconds. Jepkosgei was dominant, beating Keitany (2:23:32) by nearly a minute.
Beating Keitany was no small feat—she was not only the defending champion, but had also won four of the past five events. Jepkosgei, meanwhile, was running her first marathon.
Not too shabby for a debut.
As for Americans in the race, Jared Ward (2:10:45) was the top United States finisher among the men, coming in sixth, while Des Linden (2:26:49) also finished in sixth for the women. It was Linden who set a blistering pace for the women, leaving only herself, Keitany, Jepkosgei, Ruti Aga and Mary Ngugi in contention at the 12-mile mark.
She couldn't keep that pace going, however, and was reeled in by Jepkosgei.
On the men's side, defending champion Lelisa Desisa dropped out after just seven miles, opening up the race to Kamworor.
The race also featured a number of notable athletes and celebrities participating, including former NFL players Tiki Barber and Jason Sehorn, actors Uzo Aduba, Luke Kirby, Joanne Tucker, Good Morning America's Amy Robach and Broadway star Christy Altomare.
"Running is an individual sport but it is a collective activity," Barber said on Friday, per ABC7NY.com. "You encourage everyone around you. If someone is struggling, you encourage them along. Again—none of us is winning—it's the guys out front, so it's just finish."