Athletics-Ethiopia’s Desisa takes NYC Marathon, Keitany is women’s winner

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Nov 4 (Reuters) – Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa surged to the men’s title and Kenya’s Mary Keitany won a dominant fourth women’s crown at the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Desisa, coming on strong in the final mile, claimed the victory in an unofficial two hours, five minutes and 59 seconds as he and fellow Ethiopian Shura Kitata (2:06:01) passed defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor, who finished third in 2:06:26. Keitany, second to American Shalane Flanagan in 2017 after three New York victories,

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