Winner Wilson Kipsang of Kenya (C) celebrates with second place finisher Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia (R) and third place finisher Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia after the 2014 New York City Marathon in Central Park in Manhattan, Nov. 2, 2014. Reuters/Mike Segar

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.

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. Reuters/Lucas Jackson