Women-only world marathon holder Mary Keitany once again showed her marathon prowess when she ran the second fastest time in New York when she took the top honors at the 48th edition of the New York Marathon that was held on Sunday (4) in New York, United States.
The race pace was at a blistering pace as the pack of three took off from the rest at the 28k mark with two Ethiopians Netsanet Gudeta, Rama Tusa and Keitany as the leading pack.
The three times New York winner who failed to defend her title last year, finishing behind Shalane Flanagan took charge of the race at the 30km when Tusa dropped off due to the blistering speed set by the Kenyan.
Keitany who was running at 2:16 pace had set her mind on lowering the race course record of 2:22.31 that was set in 2003 by Margaret Okeyo from Kenya.
The mother of two who is also coached by her husband Charles Koech failed to lower the race course record but managed to cut the tape in the second fastest time of 2:22.48.
The 36-year-old was followed by Vivian Cheruiyot 3 minutes, 13 seconds later while the defending champion Flanagan closed the first three podium finishes.