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New York City Marathon 2011 Results: Men and Women's Top Finishers

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent INovember 6, 2011

Jason Decrow/Associated Press
Jason Decrow/Associated Press

Roughly 47,000 participants and two million spectators have enjoyed absolutely spectacular conditions on Sunday. Unobstructed sunshine bathes the Big Apple's landmarks and streets as the runners navigate the 26.2 mile course.

Temperatures were in the low 40s as the entrants started their daunting jog in Fort Wadsworth and run through the heart of the city before ending up in Central Park.

These ideal conditions have led to an outstanding pace for the race—especially for the women. 

Mary Keitnay was has been on course record pace all day. Although she has been falling off pace at the end. She was actually passed in Central Park, but immediately surged to regain the lead.

Mary Keitnay photo courtesy of Earl Wilson of NY Times
Mary Keitnay photo courtesy of Earl Wilson of NY Times

The top men have spent almost the entire day in a lead pack. That pack has finally started to thin out as they near the finish.

Geoffrey Mutai is the man gaining the most separation as defending champ Gebre Gebrmariam tries to keep pace in second place.

This sets up for a thrilling finish. Mutai is the defending Boston Marathon champ.

Mutai winning the Boston Marathon courtesy of Associated Pres
Mutai winning the Boston Marathon courtesy of Associated Pres

Stay tuned as this race will be over shortly and we will update results for you as they become available.

*Update

Firehiwot Dado was able to pass the tiring Keitnay, and cross the finish line first. She did so in an impressive time of 2:23:15, which was just over five minutes better than the time of the 2010 women's champ Edna Kiplagat.

Keitnay fell back and was also passed by Buzunesh Deba.

*Update

Geoffrey Mutai blew away the field with his finishing kick, and he torched the course record in the process. Mutai finished with a time of 2:05:06. This is just over two minutes better than the previous mark of 2:07:12, which was set in 2001 by Tesfaye Jifar.

Men's 2011 Results

Place
Runner
Time
 1  Geoffrey Muta 2:05:06
 2  Emmanuels Mutai
2:06:28
 3  Tsegaye Kebede 2:07.12


Women's 2011 Results

Place
Runner
Time
 1  Firehiwot Dado 2:23:15
 2  Buzunesh Deba 2:23:19
 3  Mary Keitany
2:23:39

Wheelchair Winners

Men's Winner: Masazumi Soejima 

Courtesy Mike Segar of Reuters
Courtesy Mike Segar of Reuters

Women's Winner: Amanda McGrory

Courtesy Justin Lane of European Pressphoto Agency
Courtesy Justin Lane of European Pressphoto Agency
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