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Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai Wins the New York Marathon in Course Record Time

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    [h=3]Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai Wins the New York Marathon in Course Record Time[/h]


    Seven months after a turbo-charged tailwind helped propel him to the fastest marathon time in history, Geoffrey Mutai broke more stunning road-race ground Sunday, and didn't need the wind to do it.

    Mutai, 30, of Kapng'etuny, Kenya, captured the 42nd running of the ING New York City Marathon, obliterating the course record with a time of two hours, five minutes, six seconds, leading a record field of 47, 107 runners.

    The previous mark, set 10 years ago, was the 2:07:43 put up by Ethiopia's Tesfaye Jifar.

    The second and third place finishers, Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai (no relation) and Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede, finished in 2:06:28 and 2:07:13, respectively - all three top men breaking the previous standard.