(Reuters) - Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years when she claimed a dominant victory over Kenyan three-times champion Mary Keitany on Sunday.
The men's title went to Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor, who held off countryman Wilson Kipsang.
Flanagan, who had never won a major marathon, clocked an unofficial two hours, 26 minutes 53 seconds for a stunning victory at the age of 36.
Keitany struggled home in 2:27:54 with Ethiopia's
Mamitu Daska third in 2:28:08.
Kamworor finished in an unofficial 2:10.53 with Kipsang three seconds behind.
The race was run under heightened security with thousands of police on duty days after a truck-ramming attack killed eight in what authorities described as a terrorist act.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina)