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NYC marathon winners celebrate in Central Park

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Published on November 4, 2019 - Duration: 01:33s

NYC marathon winners celebrate in Central Park

The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon winners smiled for photographs in New York's Central Park at Bethesda Fountain on Monday (November 4) in an official finish-line tape presentation.

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NYC marathon winners celebrate in Central Park

SHOWS: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 4, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

CENTRAL PARK'S BETHESDA FOUNTAIN / VARIOUS OF 2019 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON WINNERS GEOFFREY KAMWOROR AND JOYCILINE JEPKOSGEI AND 2019 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON WINNERS IN THE MEN'S WHEELCHAIR COMPETITION, DANIEL ROMANCHUK AND WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIR COMPETITION, MANUELA SCHAR, POSING FOR STILL PHOTOGRAPHS 2.

MARATHON WINNERS HOLDING OFFICIAL FINISH-LINE TAPE 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MEDIA, PUBLIC RELATIONS & PROFESSIONAL ATHLETICS AT NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS, CHRIS WEILLER, SAYING: "Now let's meet our champions of the 26.2 miles.

First, a first-time winner here, a first-time marathoner.

She won the New York City half here, the United Airlines NYC half earlier in March.

Please welcome Joyciline Jepkosgei." 4.

JEPKOSGEI TO KAMWOROR 5.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SVP, EVENT DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION, RACE DIRECTOR, TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON, JIM HEIM, SAYING: "Our next champion has been on the podium here in New York, four out of the last five years.

He was our champion in 2017.

He returns again as our champion in 2019, Geoffrey Kamworor.

On the women's side, Manuela Schar, and on the men's side, for the United States of America, second year in a row, he's been a champion here, Daniel Romanchuk." 6.

VARIOUS OF ROMANCHUK, SCHAR, KAMWOROR AND JEPKOSGEI POSING FOR STILL PHOTOGRAPHS STORY: The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon winners smiled for photographs in New York's Central Park at Bethesda Fountain on Monday (November 4) in an official finish-line tape presentation.

Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei powered to victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday (November 3).

Kamworor reclaimed the New York title he won in 2017 in two hours eight minutes and 13 seconds and Jepkosgei surprised four-time champion Mary Keitany, winning her marathon debut in 2:22:38.

Kamworor, 26, took command in the final two miles for the victory over compatriot Albert Korir (2:08:36) and un-sponsored Ethiopian Girma Bekele Gebre (2:08:38).

Swiss Manuela Schar routed the field in the women's wheelchair competition, winning her third consecutive title in 1:44.20 for a four-minute victory over American Tatyana McFadden.

American Daniel Romanchuk repeated as men's wheelchair champion, clocking 1:37:24 to defeat Swiss Marcel Hug by a second.

Britain's David Weir took third.

More than 52,000 runners competed in the race in near perfect marathon conditions.

(Production by Andrew Hofstetter and Roselle Chen)

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