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Kenyans Win in New York, 22 Alaskans Finish Marathon

Published On: Nov 03 2013 06:14:40 PM AKST
NEW YORK -

The New York City Marathon returned after a one-year absence with big crowds, heightened security and a familiar champion.

Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his title, while fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo came from behind to win the women's race.

Fans again packed the 26.2-mile course. The 2012 NYC Marathon was canceled because of the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, but not before many New Yorkers were enraged by initial plans to hold the race.              

The race drew a record 50,740 people to start the race - including the millionth in the 33-year history of the marathon - that touches all five of the city's boroughs.

Sunday's NYC Marathon finishers from Alaska:

631, Anna Dalton, Anchorage, 02:58:29.

1565, Brad Benter, Anchorage, 03:10:46.

4829, Amy Larsen, Anchorage, 03:29:55.

5724, Douglas Martin, Palmer, 03:33:36.

7499, Kristina Anderson, Anchorage, 03:39:37.

8970, Tina Moronell, Anchorage, 03:44:13.

9689, John Klinkhart, Anchorage, 03:46:22.

10605, Jill McLeod, Anchorage, 03:48:46.

15178, Shelly Matherne, Anchorage, 03:58:50.

17465, Kristin Sholton, Anchorage, 04:03:57.

18405, John Kern, Juneau, 04:06:25.

18406, Patrice Parker, Anchorage, 04:06:25.

19895, Rusty Myers, Anchorage, 04:09:56.

23503, Janet Mamikunian, Anchorage, 04:18:24.

30915, Peter Ehrnstrom, Anchorage, 04:37:05.

32511, Grant Shearer, Anchorage, 04:41:28.

38112, Stewart Ferguson, Anchorage, 04:58:32.

39467, Jen Novobilski, Anchorage, 05:03:49.

39820, Dan Moore, Anchorage, 05:05:20.

40442, Alexander Slivka, Anchorage, 05:08:14.

42183, Rick Matson, Eagle River, 05:17:23.

48626, June Wilson, Anchorage, 06:24:04.