Geoffrey Mutai Wins ING New York City Marathon 2013

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya has won the 2013 NYC Marathon with a time of 2:08:24 with room to spare. 

He won in 2011 with a time of 2:05:06, a record-breaking time. Headwinds were against the runners this Sunday. 

Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede  came in second with 2:09:15.

Lusapho April came in third, his first time running the NYC Marathon.

Mutai coaches himself and other runners. He is a father of two and has 10 siblings. 

“Today it was a very tough race. To win a race for the first time is easy, to defend your title is not easy,” he told ABC 7 after his win. He said the winds were hard to run against.  He said it is important to “respect yourself as an athlete.”

Men’s Results

Epoch Times Photo

Official times for the men’s title. (Screenshot/ABC7)