NYC Marathon Winners: Ethiopia’s Gebremariam and Kenya’s Kiplagat

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In a race with against over 45,300 other people, including one Chilean miner, Gebre Gebremariam finishes first in the 2010 ING New York City Marathon Sunday.

Gebremariam is a 26-year-old first time marathoner from Ethiopia. The 5-10, 123-pound Gebremariam, is the first rookie marathoner to win the race in 27 years.

He finished with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 14 seconds. That's an average pace of 4:53 per mile — for 26.2 miles!

Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai  finished second, in 2:09:17. American Meb Keflezighi, the 2009 NYC Marathon champion, finished in sixth place with a time of 2:11:30.

In the women's race, Edna Kiplagat of Kenya came in first with a time of 2:28:20. American Shalane Flanagan, the bronze medalist at the Beijing Olympics two years ago, crossed the finish line second with a time of 2:28:40.

Congrats to not only the winners but everyone who participated in the NYC Marathon — the biggest marathon in the world!

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