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Mutai, Jeptoo Of Kenya Win Titles At NYC Marathon

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November 03, 2013 AT 8:33 AM
Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his New York City Marathon title Sunday when the race returned after a one-year absence. Fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo came from behind to win the women's race, with Bronx resident Buzunesh Deba finishing runner-up for the second straight time in her hometown event. Fans again packed the 26.2-mile course, undaunted by the events of the past year. Mutai pulled away around Mile 22 and beat Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede by 52 seconds.