MOSCOW, November 5. Ethiopian track and field athlete Tamirat Tola became the winner of the New York Marathon, setting a new competition record.
Tola ran the distance in 2 hours 4 minutes 58 seconds, becoming the first in the history of the New York Marathon to run under two hours and five minutes.
The second place was taken by Kenyan Albert Korir (2:06.57), and the third place was taken by another representative of Ethiopia, Shura Kitata (2:07.11).
For women, the winner of the marathon was Kenyan Helen Obiri with a result of 2:27.23, second place was taken by Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey (2:27.29), Kenyan Sharon Lokedi finished third (2:27.33).
Former Slovak hockey player Zdeno Chara, who spent 24 seasons in the National Hockey League, took part in the marathon.