Gebre-Egziabher Gebremariam of Ethiopia wins NY Marathon on his debut

New York, USA – Gebre-Egziabher Gebremariam shocked the running world by winning the 2010 ING New York City Marathon 2:08:14.

Race favorite Haile Gebrselassie, who was suffering from knee injury, dropped off midway. A disappointed Haile even contemplated retirement from running after the race.

Gebre-Egziabher collected $130,000 prize money plus a $40,000 time along the way.

“Before the race I thought I would be happy to finish. To win makes me very happy! It’s my first marathon, and I’m Number One here!”, said the jubilant athlete.

In the women’s category, Edna Kiplagat of Kenya won in 2:28.20 with Ethiopia’s representatives Bezunesh Deba (11), Teyba Erkesso (12) and Derartu Tulu recording disappointing results.

Results

Men:

Place Bib Name Time State Country Citizenship
1 14 Gebre Gebrmariam 02:08:14 Ethiopia ETH
2 6 Emmanuel Mutai 02:09:18 Kenya KEN
3 21 Moses Kigen Kipkosgei 02:10:39 Kenya KEN
4 8 Abderrahim Goumri 02:10:51 Morocco MAR
5 3 James Kwambai 02:11:31 Kenya KEN
6 1 Meb Keflezighi 02:11:38 CA United States USA
7 10 Marilson Gomes Dos Santos 02:11:51 Brazil BRA
8 12 Dathan Ritzenhein 02:12:33 OR United States USA
9 4 Abel Kirui 02:13:01 Kenya KEN
10 5 Abderrahime Bouramdane 02:14:07 Morocco MAR

Women:

Place Bib Name Time State Country Citizenship
1 117 Edna Kiplagat 02:28:20 Kenya KEN
2 108 Shalane Flanagan 02:28:40 OR United States USA
3 104 Mary Keitany 02:29:01 Kenya KEN
4 110 Inga Abitova 02:29:17 Russia RUS
5 111 Kim Smith 02:29:28 RI United States NZL
6 103 Christelle Daunay 02:29:29 France FRA
7 102 Ludmila Petrova 02:29:41 Russia RUS
8 120 Caroline Rotich 02:29:46 Kenya KEN
9 114 Madai Perez 02:29:53 Mexico MEX
10 118 Buzunesh Deba 02:29:55 NY United States ETH
11 121 Katie Mcgregor 02:31:01 MN United States USA
12 106 Teyba Erkesso 02:31:06 Ethiopia ETH
13 107 Mara Yamauchi 02:31:38 Japan GBR
14 101 Derartu Tulu 02:32:46 Ethiopia ETH
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