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    Mutai, Jeptoo Of Kenya Win Titles At NYC Marathon

    Wochit Headline News

    by Wochit Headline News

    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.