New York, United States of America
KENYAS OKAYO AND LEL AFTER WINNING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON.
Margaret Okayo and Martin Lel (R) from Kenya pose together on the
winner's stand after winning their divisions of the New York City
Marathon, November 2, 2003. Lel outlasted fellow Kenyan and defending
champion Rodgers Rop to win the New York City men's marathon crown on
Sunday as compatriot Okayo won the women's race in a course record.
Lel, the world half-marathon champion, clocked two hours, 10 minutes
and 30 seconds after breaking the will of Rop in an exciting finish in
Manhattan's Central Park. Okayo, the 2001 New York women's champion,
finished in an official time of 2:22:31 to shave one minute 50 seconds
off the previous course best she set two years ago. REUTERS/Shannon