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Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia set a course record to win the TCS New York City Marathon men's race, while the women's race came down to a dash to the finish among 3 runners.
Hellen Obiri of Kenya emerged the victor.
Earlier, Catherine Debrunner and Marcel Hug shattered records in winning their respective Wheelchair Races.
Thousands of athletes, pros and amateurs, wound their way across a 26.2-mile course sidelined by a crowd of thousands of spectators through the five boroughs on Sunday in the 52nd annual event.
The top American finisher was Kellyn Taylor in a time of 2:29:48.
This was a stellar women's field that was expected to potentially take down the course record of 2:22:31 set by Margaret Okayo in 2003.
Unlike last year when the weather was unseasonably warm with temperatures in the 70s, Sunday's race was much cooler with it being in the 50s - ideal conditions for record breaking times and for the 50,000 runners.
Instead the women had a tactical race with 11 runners, including Americans Kellyn Taylor and Molly Huddle in the lead pack for the first 20 miles. Taylor and Huddle both led the group at points before falling back and finishing in eighth and ninth.