Mutai, Kipyego of Kenya win NYC Half titles
NEW YORK (AP) Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai won the NYC Half on Sunday to go with his titles in the last two New York City Marathons.
Mutai completed the 13.1 miles in 1 hour, 50 seconds. Double Olympic track champion Mo Farah tripped and fell between the fifth and sixth mile and finished in 1:01:07. The British star is preparing for his first marathon in London next month.
Kenya’s Stephen Sambu was third, a second behind Farah.
In the women’s race, Kenya’s Sally Kipyego set an event record of 1:08:31 in her debut at the distance. Ethiopia’s Buzunesh Deba, who lives in the Bronx, was second in 1:08:59. American Molly Huddle was third in 1:09:04.