Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa to defend New York Marathon Title

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Defending champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia will return to the TCS New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday 3 November, IAFF reports.

Lelisa won his first New York title last year after finishing on the podium three times previously. He held off fellow Ethiopian Shura Kitata by two seconds to finish in 2:05:59, the second-fastest time in event history. Desisa also has two Boston Marathon titles to his name, having won in 2013 and 2015.  

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