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!