Ethiopian Jifar wins NYC Marathon

 

Tesfaye Jifar of Ethiopia put on a burst with about three miles to go to win the New York City Marathon today with an unofficial course record time of two hours seven minutes and 43 seconds.

The old course record was 2:08:01 set by Juma Ikangaa of Tanzania in 1989. Japhet Kosgei of Kenya, runner-up in last year's race, finished second again in 2:09:19.

Rodgers Rop of Kenya finished third.