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