"American woman wins NYC Marathon for 1st time in 40 years"

Article here. Excerpt:

'It's been a long time running -- four decades to be exact -- since an American woman broke the finish line tape at the New York City Marathon, but Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan did just that on Sunday.

With an unofficial time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds, the 36-year-old Flanagan beat three-time defending champion Mary Keitany of Kenya by a minute and one second. Times won't be official until later this month.
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On the men's side, Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor beat out countryman and 2014 winner Wilson Kipsang for his first major marathon victory, with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 53 seconds.'

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It's a yearly ritual

Every year the media announces that a woman "won" the NYC marathon when in fact, she didn't. The near-final para. gets around to mentioning the actual winner, a man, by telling us his time, which invariably is less than the woman's.

Truly bizarre how this keeps happening.

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