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Firehiwot Dado New York Marathon

November 7, 2011 by staff 

Firehiwot Dado New York Marathon, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya led the top three home in record-breaking time at the New York City Marathon Sunday while Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia came from behind to claim the women’s title.

Mutai burst from the leading pack at the 20-mile mark to win in two hours, five minutes, six seconds, more than two-and-a-half minutes faster than the previous course record of 2:07:43 set in 2001 by Ethiopian Tesfaye Jifar.

Second behind the Boston Marathon winner was Emmanuel Mutai, no relation to his fellow Kenyan, who completed the race in 2:06:28.

Third place went to Olympic bronze medallist Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia, who was also faster than the old record in 2:07:14.

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