Lelisa Desisa wins New York Marathon
Addis Ababa, November 5, 2018 (FBC) – Ethiopia’s two-time Boston Marathon champion, Lelisa Desisa, won the men’s New York Marathon in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 59 seconds.
Shura Kitata, also from Ethiopia, finished second in 2 hours, six minutes and one second.
“Today is my day. I am very, very happy,” Lelisa told journalists after the race.
“I’m very thirsty to be the champion. I’ve been second. I’ve been third. This year I decided to be champion because I had the training.”