Is that another article, or did they fix it? The article that I see by the NYT has Mary Keitany's name in the headlines.
But everyone knows the NYC marathon. It's like Gault said: no headline would say "Winner dominates the Masters; wins by 6 strokes" even if it was a total unknown. There are lots of newspaper headlines with the names of people I don't know; the implication is that I should read the article and then I'll know: remember the name because this person is important. There are even some headlines about regular people that include their names: "Jan Jahnsen's wife was kicked off Medicare. So why does he plan to vote for Trump?" I see articles like that all the time. And again, the implication is: this is a person. They are important, or relatable, and yeah, a person. Clearly, they don't see Mary Keitany the same way
Maybe they just wanted to emphasize the fact that the winner was so far ahead?
Anyway, they didn't even identify the Yankees in their headline. I really doubt the whole thing has to do with racism. Rather, they just don't care much about sports.