Albert Korir of Kenya received the lads’s race on the New York Metropolis Marathon on Sunday, ending in 2 hours 8 minutes 22 seconds for his first main championship.
Mohamed Reda El Aaraby, who was 44 seconds behind in second place, turned the primary Moroccan to complete on the rostrum in New York since 2009, and Eyob Faniel of Italy was third.
It was a breakthrough efficiency for Korir, 27, who was the runner-up in New York in 2019. On Sunday, he ran a sound and tactical race in opposition to a embellished area that included Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia, the second-fastest marathoner ever and a four-time Olympic medalist. Elkanah Kibet, a Kenyan-born runner who turned a U.S. citizen in 2013, was the highest American in fourth. Ben True of the USA completed in seventh.