THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Updated: Sunday, November 1, 2015, 11:57 AM
(AP) — Mary Keitany has won her second straight New York City Marathon to become the first woman to repeat since Paula Radcliffe in 2008.
The 33-year-old Kenyan defended her title Sunday in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 25 seconds, beating Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia by 67 seconds.
Keitany pulled away around the 21-mile mark to become the eighth woman to win more than once in New York.
The two-time London Marathon champ had twice finished third in New York before breaking through last year when she won by just 3 seconds. That was her first marathon since 2012 because of the birth of her second child.
Ethiopia’s Tigist Tufa took third.