Gebre Gebremariam, a 26-year-old from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is making himself at home in Central Park.
He left Emmanuel Mutai of Kenya in the dust in the final mile to win the New York City Marathon.
He won in 2 hours, 8.13 minutes.
Defending men's champion Meb Keflezighi gutted out a sixth place finish in the men's race.
Dathan Ritzenhein finished eighth in 2:12.33.
I doubt he will be happy with that result!
Edna Kiplagat of Kenya used a strong push through the hills of Central Park to leave her nearest competitors behind far behind as the finish line neared.
She won in 2:28.20.
Kiplagat, 31, has had a phenomenal year. She won her first three races of 2010, including the Los Angeles Marathon, all in personal best times. The other was a 15K in Utica, N.Y. and the Steamboat (Ill.) Classic 4-Mile.
Shalane Flanagan caught Keitani in the hills of the final mile and finished second in 2:28.40. in her first ever Marathon, amazing stuff!
MEN TOP TEN
1. Gebre Gebremariam, Ethiopia, 2:08:14
2. Emmanuel Mutai, Kenya, 2:09:17
3. Moses Kigen Kipkosgei, Kenya, 2:10:39
4. Abderrahim Goumri, Morocco, 2:10:51
5. James Kwambai, Kenya, 2:1131
6. Meb Keflezighi, USA, 2:11:38
7. Marilson Gomes dos Santos, Brazil, 2:11:51
8. Dathan Ritzenhein, USA, 2:12:33
9. Abel Kirui, Kenya, 2:13:01
10. Abderrahime Bouramdane, Morocco, 2:14:07
Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia, DNF
Viktor Rothlin, Switzerland, DNF
Hendrick Ramaala, South Africa, DNF
WOMEN TOP TEN
1. Edna Kiplagat, Kenya, 2:28:20
2. Shalane Flanagan, USA, 2:28:40
3. Mary Keitany, Kenya, 2:29:01
4. Inga Abitova, Russia, 2:29:17
5. Kim Smith, New Zealand, 2:29:28
6. Christelle Daunay, France, 2:29:29
7. Ludmila Petrova, Russia, 2:29:41
8. Caroline Rotich, Kenya, 2:29:46
9. Madai Perez, Mexico, 2:29:53
10. Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia, 2:29:55