Joyciline Jepkosgei Wins the 2019 New York City Marathon


On a nearly perfect day to run through the five boroughs, Joyciline Jepkosgei, 26, of Kenya, won the 2019 New York City Marathon in 2:22:38, becoming the youngest woman to ever win the race.

Mary Keitany, who has won the New York City Marathon four times, was second in 2:23:32, and Ruti Aga of Ethiopia was third in 2:25:51.

It was Jepkosgei’s debut marathon and is the world record holder for the half marathon—1:04:51, set in the 2017 in Valencia. She just missed the New York City Marathon course record of 2:22:31. The temperature was 45 degrees with just a light breeze under sunny skies—what many pro runners welcomed as an opportunity to run some fast times.

Keitany, 37, is the world record holder for the women’s only marathon—2:17:01, set in London in 2017.

Aga, 25, of Ethiopia is also the 2019 Tokyo Marathon champion, who has a 2:18:34 personal best.

Jepkosgei takes home $100,000 for first place.

This story will be updated throughout the day.

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