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Edna Kiplagat Wins Women’s Title At NYC Marathon

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NEW YORK (AP) — Edna Kiplagat has won the women’s title at the New York City Marathon.

The 31-year-old Kenyan finished the marquee race in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 28 minutes, 20 seconds.

Shalane Flanagan of the United States was second in her marathon debut. The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the 10,000 meters became the first American woman to finish in the top two since 1990.

Kenya’s Mary Keitany was third, also making her marathon debut.

Kiplagat pulled away in the 24th mile to win her first major marathon title.

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