Feyisa Lilesa wins New York City half marathon

Feyisa Lilesa won?the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon in New York City on Sunday March 19 2017. Lilesa?s time of 1:00:04 was the fifth fastest in event history and fastest in the last five years. The Rio 2016 Olympic silver medalist was challenged heavily by Great Britain?s Callum Hawkins, who came second in 1:00:08, and fellow Ethiopian Teshome Mekonnen, who was third in 1:00:28. Feyisa outsprinted both challengers down the final stretch toward Wall Street, taking his first win in 2017 after finishing second at January?s Houston Half Marathon in…

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