Wilson Kipsang of Kenya Sunday became the first runner to win the Berlin, London and New York marathons in a career, besting the men’s division in the TCS New York City Marathon in an unofficial 2 hours, 10 minutes, 59 seconds. Mary Keitany of Kenya took the laurels in the women’s division, finishing the 26.2 mile run in an unofficial 2:25:07.


In the men’s division, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia placed second, with a time of 2:11:06, and Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia showed third, with a time of 2:12:13.


In the women’s division, Jemima Sumgong of Kenya was second, with 2:25:10, and Sara Moreira of Portugal was third, with 2:26:00. Desi Linden, a California native who trains in Michigan, was the highest-placing American, finishing fifth.

The race was the slowest since 1984 because of 15 mph winds, gusting to 37 mph. Temperatures were in the mid-40s.

The race took an estimated 50,000 runners from Staten Island’s Fort Wadsworth to Manhattan’s Central Park beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST. The professional women hit the streets at 9:10 a.m.

runners Manhattan rises behind runners as they cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge shortly after the start of the New York City Marathon in New York, Nov. 2, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson