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NYC Marathon Men's Winner 2014

Why Wilson Kipsang, the Men's Winner of the NYC Marathon, Is Having the Best Year Ever

In a battle to the end, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya managed to edge out Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia for the win at the New York City Marathon. Kipsang, 32, finished with a time of 2:10:55, just eight seconds ahead of Desisa.

This was Kipsang's first appearance at the NYC Marathon, and of the race, Kipsang said he forced himself to "exercise a lot of patience," despite his desire to break ahead earlier in the course. This has been a tremendous 13 months for Kipsang. He also took first-place honors at both the London and Berlin Marathons, and his win in NYC today awards him the $500,000 World Marathon Majors bonus. Adding to his accolades, Kipsang is the first ever to run a marathon in under 2:05 five times.

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