These Women Won The NYC Marathon Before You Woke Up


The 2015 New York City Marathon is still underway, but the winners for the women's race and women's wheelchair race have already been crowned.

On Sunday, Mary Keitany of Kenya won the women's race. This is Keitany's second consecutive win in the world’s largest footrace. Her unofficial time was 2 hours 24 minutes 25 seconds, according to The New York Times.

A full minute later, Aselefech Mergia of Ethiopia finished in second place, with an unofficial time of 2 hours 25 minutes and 32 seconds. Tigist Tufa, of Ethiopia, finished third.

While Keitany's back-to-back marathon wins are a major success, only one competitor broke a world record. That was American Tatyana McFadden, who shattered the New York City Marathon women's wheelchair course record.

McFadden finished in 1 hour 43 minutes 4 seconds. She once again completed the marathon grand slam after winning in London, Boston, Chicago, and New York. The previous record of 1 hour 50 minutes and 24 seconds was set by Amanda McGrory in 2011, according to The Associated Press.

The New York City Marathon includes a roster of the world's most elite runners and athletes, along with celebrities, like Alicia Keys, running for charity. See more of Refinery29's 2015 NYC Marathon coverage, here:

More from US News

Step aside, old-school political merch. We're way past bumper stickers and buttons. With the election just months away, people across the country are ...
1. Here At Home: Police arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five people dead. The shooting took place...
When thinking about the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opening this weekend, the first thing that comes ...
If the chaotic party politics of the 2016 election have left you feeling completely birdbrained, this video is for you. The Founding Fathers (presented ...
On Saturday, police arrested a 20-year-old suspect in connection with a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five people dead, reports The ...
The 2016 presidential election has been a captivating contest. If you feel like sometimes you can't look away, well, you're not alone. Even celebrities ...
Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced in a press conference that dashcam and body cam video of the department's interaction with...
Election Day lasts just one day — a 24-hour culmination of the seemingly never-ending campaign season. But we’ll spend the next two, four, six years ...
What can you do to make the candidates first head-to-head battle as pleasant as possible? What is the secret to keep yourself smizing as you listen to the ...
In the social order of bonobos, females rule and develop cross-generational bonds to keep the males in check. A senior female takes charge, intervening ...
The first presidential debate is finally upon us. On Monday, our candidates for commander-in-chief will finally go head-to-head on issues that matter ...
Update: Officer Betty Shelby, the policewoman who fatally shot Terence Crutcher last Friday, has been charged with first-degree manslaughter, NBC News ...
Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton from Funny Or Die Will Tim Kaine be president for nine months if Hillary Clinton gets pregnant? ...
Goodbye, paperwork printouts and lines at the DMV. Hello, registering while in line for coffee. Starting today, you can register to vote over text ...