Wilson Kipsang Outkicks Lelisa Desisa to Win $600,000 and 2014 New York City Marathon

by: LetsRun.com November 2, 2014 Twenty six miles was not enough to separate Wilson Kipsang and Lelisa Desisa as they battled for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon crown. Not only was the $100,000 first place prize on the line, but Kipsang would win an additional $500,000 for the World Marathon Majors crown if […]

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by: LetsRun.com
November 2, 2014

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Wilson Kipsang Wins $600,000

Twenty six miles was not enough to separate Wilson Kipsang and Lelisa Desisa as they battled for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon crown.

Not only was the $100,000 first place prize on the line, but Kipsang would win an additional $500,000 for the World Marathon Majors crown if he won.

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Kipsang led coming back into the Central Park as they approached the finish, then Desisa battled back, and there was slight contact between them as Desisa took the lead. Kipsang then put in one final surge and the race was over, he was your winner in 2:10:59.

American Meb Keflezighi was the top American in fourth in 2:13:18 on a day the times were slow because of 20+ mph winds.

Top 50 men’s results below. (UPDATED)

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Place Bib Name Time State Country Citizenship
1 2 Wilson Kipsang 2:10:59 Kenya KEN
2 4 Lelisa Desisa Benti 2:11:06 Ethiopia ETH
3 7 Gebre Gebremariam 2:12:13 Ethiopia ETH
4 5 Meb Keflezighi 2:13:18 CA United States USA
5 11 Stephen Kiprotich 2:13:25 Uganda UGA
6 1 Geoffrey Mutai 2:13:44 Kenya KEN
7 6 Masato Imai 2:14:36 Japan JPN
8 8 Peter Cheruiyot Kirui 2:14:51 Kenya KEN
9 12 Ryan Vail 2:15:08 OR United States USA
10 15 Nick Arciniaga 2:15:39 AZ United States USA
11 14 Yuki Kawauchi 2:16:41 Japan JPN
12 3 Lusapho April 2:16:50 Eastern Cape South Africa RSA
13 212 Birhanu Dare Kemal 2:18:24 NY United States ETH
14 10 Micah Kogo 2:18:36 Kenya KEN
15 40 Danilo Goffi 2:19:44 Italy ITA
16 20 Stephan Shay 2:19:47 CA United States USA
17 9 Michael Kipyego 2:20:00 Kenya KEN
18 200 Negash Abebe Duki 2:20:15 NY United States ETH
19 34 Harbert Okuti 2:22:34 NY United States UGA
20 36 Aron Rono 2:23:30 OR United States USA
21 27 Craig Hopkins 2:23:49 OR United States GBR
22 26 Zach Hine 2:24:10 CO United States USA
23 23 Lars Budolfsen 2:24:40 Denmark DEN
24 29 Teklu Tefera Deneke 2:25:07 AZ United States ETH
25 41 Lee Troop 2:25:09 CO United States AUS
26 246 Alex Varner 2:25:45 CA United States USA
27 206 Gian Luca Borghesi 2:25:49 RN Italy ITA
28 33 James Kelly 2:25:56 NY United States GBR
29 215 Jerry Faulkner 2:26:31 NY United States USA
30 30 Nick End 2:26:52 PA United States USA
31 234 Oz Pearlman 2:26:59 NY United States USA
32 25 Craig Curley 2:27:33 AZ United States USA
33 28 Denis Curzi 2:27:35 Italy ITA
34 22 Frank Bollen 2:28:00 Limburg Belgium BEL
35 239 Nils Schallner 2:28:06 MA United States GER
36 17 Luke Puskedra 2:28:54 OR United States USA
37 1028 Nelson Cruz 2:29:19 Setúbal Portugal POR
38 296 Jaakko Nieminen 2:29:29 Finland Finland FIN
39 32 Chris Siemers 2:30:04 CO United States USA
40 217 Max Haines-Stiles 2:30:31 CA United States USA
41 38 Abel Villanueva Taipe 2:30:33 Lima Peru PER
42 1179 Sebastien Bazeille 2:30:34 France FRA
43 221 Martin Kjall-Ohlsson 2:30:56 Norway SWE
44 47 Roman Weger 2:31:11 Austria AUT
45 225 Ben Leese 2:31:52 NY United States GBR
46 204 Claes Bengtsson 2:31:57 Stockholm Sweden SWE
47 218 Ole Kristian Heggheim 2:32:13 Norway NOR
48 18 Urige Buta 2:32:13 Norway NOR
49 1048 José Gaspar 2:32:42 Sintra Portugal POR
50 1161 Oscar Martin Perez 2:33:01 MADRID Spain ESP

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