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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Wilson Kipsang of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Pro Men's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Mary Keitany of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Pro Women's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Mary Keitany poses for a picture with Wilson Kipsang at the TCS New York City Marathon finish line on October 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images for adidas)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Mary Keitany of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Pro Women's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Mary Keitany of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Pro Women's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Mary Keitany of Kenya celebrates wrapped in a flag after crossing the finish line to win the Pro Women's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Mary Keitany of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Pro Women's division followed by second place Jemima Sumgong of Kenya during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Pro Men's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Wilson Kipsang (C) of Kenya celebrates with the first place trophy alongside second place Lelisa Desisa Benti (R) of Ethiopia and third place Gebre Gebremariam (L) of Ethiopia after the Pro Men's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
Wilson Kipsang of Kenya hoists his country's flag after winning the New York City Marathon in New York Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Kipsang won in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 59 seconds. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Pro Men's division alongside Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Mary Keitany (C) of Kenya celebrates with the first place trophy alongside second place Jemima Sumgong (L) of Kenya and third place Sara Moreira (R) of Portugal during the trophy presentation after the Pro Women's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Mary Keitany (C) of Kenya celebrates with the first place trophy alongside second place Jemima Sumgong (L) of Kenya and third place Sara Moreira (R) of Portugal during the trophy presentation after the Pro Women's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Mary Keitany (C) of Kenya reacts before receiving the first place trophy alongside second place Jemima Sumgong (L) of Kenya and third place Sara Moreira (R) of Portugal during the trophy presentation after the Pro Women's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
Kenya's Wilson Kipsang reacts at the finish line of the New York City Marathon on November 2, 2014. Kipsang won the New York City Marathon men's title, defeating Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa with a strong push to the finish line. Kipsang won the 26.2-mile race in an unofficial time of two hours, 20 minutes and 59 seconds with Desisa four seconds back. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Kenya's Wilson Kipsang (L) runs past Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa to win the New York City Marathon on November 2, 2014. Kipsang won the New York City Marathon men's title, defeating Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa with a strong push to the finish line. Kipsang won the 26.2-mile race in an unofficial time of two hours, 20 minutes and 59 seconds with Desisa four seconds back. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Kenya's Wilson Kipsang runs past Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa to win the New York City Marathon on November 2, 2014. Kipsang won the New York City Marathon men's title, defeating Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa with a strong push to the finish line. Kipsang won the 26.2-mile race in an unofficial time of two hours, 20 minutes and 59 seconds with Desisa four seconds back. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Pro Men's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Wilson Kipsang of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Pro Men's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Wilson Kipsang poses for a picture at Times Square on October 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images for adidas)
Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates as he hits the tape to win the men's division of the the 44th annual New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Kipsang won in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 59 seconds. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Wilson Kipsang leads a group of runners as they cross the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at the start of the TCS New York City Marathon on November 2, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
Kenya's Wilson Kipsang (R) and Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa run in the New York City Marathon on November 2, 2014. Kipsang won the New York City Marathon men's title, defeating Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa with a strong push to the finish line. Kipsang won the 26.2-mile race in an unofficial time of two hours, 20 minutes and 59 seconds with Desisa four seconds back. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Wilson Kipsang (L), Mary Keitany (C) and Geoffrey Mutai (R) pose for a picture at Times Square on October 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images for adidas)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Mary Keitany poses for a picture at Times Square on October 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images for adidas)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Mary Keitany poses for a picture at the TCS New York City Marathon finish line on October 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images for adidas)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Mary Keitany of Kenya celebrates with a Kenyan flag after crossing the finish line to win the Pro Women's division during the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) - Kenya's Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany won titles at the New York City Marathon on Sunday, with both pulling away in the final mile.

Kipsang was the world-record holder until five weeks ago, when occasional training partner Dennis Kimetto broke the mark in Berlin. With a windy morning slowing the pace Sunday, Kipsang showed he can win a strategic race, too.

Keitany redeemed herself from failed tactics at her last NYC Marathon. In 2011, she surged ahead to a huge early lead only to be caught and settle for third.

Sunday was her first marathon since 2012 after taking time off because of the birth of her second child.

Fellow countrywoman Jemima Sumgong appeared to be pulling away with just over a mile left, but Keitany had one last burst left and passed her with about 800 meters remaining.

Keitany won in 2 hours, 25 minutes, 7 seconds - 3 seconds ahead of Sumgong, matching the closest finish in the history of the women's race.

Portugal's Sara Moreira was third in her marathon debut.

Sumgong is still seeking her first major marathon title. She was also second in Boston in 2012 and in Chicago in 2013.

Sumgong was making her NYC Marathon debut, a late entry after defending champion and training partner Priscah Jeptoo withdrew because of a leg injury.

Bronx resident Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia was ninth after finishing as the runner-up at the last two NYC Marathons. She was seeking to become the first New Yorker to win the race in 40 years.

Kipsang finished in 2:10:55 - more 7 1/2 minutes off his former record. He has now won titles in Berlin, London and New York in just over 13 months and clinched the $500,000 World Marathon Majors bonus.

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa was second, 8 seconds back, and 2010 champ Gebre Gebremariam third. Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi of the United States was fourth. Two-time defending champion Geoffrey Mutai settled for sixth.

See more elite athletes who crossed the finish line first in past New York City Marathons:

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Name: Andrés Espinosa

Year: 1993

Country: Mexico

Time: 2:10:04

(Photo Credit: Hai Do/AFP/Getty Images)

Name: Ulta Pippig

Year: 1993

Country: Germany

Time: 2:26:24

(Photo Credit: Crystyna Czajkowsky, AP)

Name: Germán Silva

Year: 1994

Country: Mexico

Time: 2:11:21

(Photo Credit: Darrell Ingham, Getty Images)

Name: Tegla Loroupe

Year: 1994

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:27:37

(Photo Credit: Luc Novovitch, AP)

Name: Germán Silva

Year: 1995

Country: Mexico

Time: 2:11:00

(Photo Credit: Evan Agostini, Getty Images)

Name: Tegla Loroupe

Year: 1995

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:28:06

(Photo Credit: Darrell Ingham, Getty Images)

Name: Giacomo Leone

Year: 1996

Country: Italy

Time: 2:09:54

(Photo Credit: Evan Agostini, Getty Images)

Name: Anuta Catuna

Year: 1996

Country: Romania

Time: 2:28:18

(Photo Credit: Wally Santana, AP)

Name: John Kagwe

Year: 1997

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:08:12

(Photo Credit: Al Bello, Getty Images)

Name: Franziska Rochat-Moser

Year: 1997

Country: Switzerland

Time: 2:28:43

(Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw, Getty Images)

Name: John Kagwe

Year: 1998    

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:08:45

(Photo Credit: Osamu Honda, AP)

Name: Franca Fiacconi

Year: 1998

Country: Italy

Time: 2:25:17

(Photo Credit: Timothy A. Clary, Getty Images)

Name: Joseph Chebet

Year: 1999

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:09:14

(Photo Credit: Doug Kanter, Getty Images)

Name: Adriana Fernandez

Year: 1999

Country: Mexico

Time: 2:25:06

(Photo Credit: Piero Pomponi, Getty Images)

Name:Adbelkhader El Mouaziz

Year: 2000

Country: Morocco

Time: 2:10:09

(Photo Credit: New York Daily News, Getty Images)

Name: Ludmila Petrova

Year: 2000

Country: Russia

Time: 2:25:45

(Photo Credit: New York Daily News, Getty Images)

Name: Tesfaye Jifar

Year: 2001

Country: Ethiopia

Time: 2:07:43

(Photo Credit: Ron Frehm, AP)

Name: Margaret Okayo

Year: 2003

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:24:41

(Photo Credit: Don Emmert, Getty Images)

Name: Rodgers Rop

Year: 2002

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:08:07

(Photo Credit: Timothy A. Clary, Getty Images)

Name: Joyce Chepchumba

Year: 2002

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:25:56

(Photo Credit: Mark Lennihan, AP)

Name: Martin Lel

Year: 2003

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:10:30

(Photo Credit: Arnaldo Magnani, Getty Images)

Name: Margaret Okayo

Year: 2003

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:22:31

(Photo Credit: Don Emmert, Getty Images)

Name: Hendrick Ramaala

Year: 2004

Country: South Africa

Time: 2:09:28

(Photo Credit: Gregory Bull, AP)

Name: Paula Radcliffe

Year: 2004

Country: United Kingdom

Time: 2:23:10

(Photo Credit: Jamie Squire, Getty Images)

Name: Paul Tergat

Year: 2005

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:09:30

(Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP)

Name: Jelena Prokopcuka

Year: 2005

Country: Latvia

Time: 2:24:41

(Photo Credit: Stan Honda, Getty Images)

Name: Marilson Gomes dos Santos

Year: 2006

Country: Brazil

Time: 2:09:58

(Photo Credit: Frank Franklin II, AP)

Name: Jelena Prokopcuka

Year: 2006

Country: Latvia

Time: 2:25:05

(Photo Credit: Don Emmert, Getty Images)

Name: Martin Lel

Year: 2007

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:09:04

(Photo Credit: Timothy A. Clary, Getty Images)

Name: Paula Radcliffe

Year: 2007

Country: United Kingdom 

Time: 2:23:09

(Photo Credit: Andrew Harper, Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Name: Marilson Gomes dos Santos 

Year: 2008

Country: Brazil

Time: 2:08:43

(Photo Credit: Frank Franklin II, AP)

Name: Paula Radcliffe

Year: 2008

Country: United Kingdom 

Time: 2:23:56

(Photo Credit: Chris Trotman, Getty Images)

Name: Meb Keflezighi

Year: 2009

Country: USA

Time: 2:09:15

(Photo Credit: Henry Ray Abrams, AP)

Name: Derartu Tulu

Year: 2009

Country: Ethiopia

Time: 2:28:52

(Photo Credit: Don Emmert, AFP/Getty Images)

Name: Gebre Gebremariam

Year: 2010

Country: Ethiopia

Time: 2:08:14

(Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP)

Name: Edna Kiplagat

Year: 2010

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:28:20

(Photo Credit: Timothy A. Clary, Getty Images)

Name: Geoffrey Mutai

Year: 2011

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:05:06

(Photo Credit: Steven Senne, AP)

Name: Priscah Jeptoo

Year: 2013

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:25:07

(Photo Credit: Elsa, Getty Images)

Name: Geoffrey Mutai

Year: 2013

Country: Kenya

Time: 2:08:24

(Photo Credit: Emmanuel Dunand, Getty Images)

Name:Firehiwot Dado

Year: 2011

Country: Ethiopia

Time: 2:23:15

(Photo Credit: Kathy Kmonicek, AP)
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