AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Joyciline Jepkosgei had never pushed her powerful legs over 26.2 miles.
It hardly showed Sunday — certainly not as she drove away from marathon veteran Mary Keitany.
Jepkosgei upset the four-time New York City Marathon champion to win the women's race, a historic debut that left her seven seconds off the course record.
Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya won the men's event for the second time in three years.
After pulling away from Kenyan countrymate Keitany with about three miles left, Jepkosgei crossed the finish in Central Park in 2 hours, 22 minutes and 38 seconds, the second-best run in course history.
The 25-year-old Jepkosgei holds the world record in the half-marathon but had never run this distance. She looked pained climbing the fi