In the men's race Kenya's Albert Korir settled for silver as Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola won the race in a new course record of 2:04:58.
Hellen Obiri, ran a tactical race to win the 2023 New York City Marathon women's race.
The former track queen who has since transitioned to the classic distance broke away from Letesenbet Gidey (2:27:29) in the final 400m to win in 2:27:23 with defending champ Sharon Lokedi finishing third in 2:27.33.
Obiri who was sixth in her marathon debut New York last year but won the Boston Marathon this year says the support from the large fanbase motivated her to the end.
"The race was good, and I enjoyed the course. The crowds were amazing as well. The field was strong to the extent that, at some point, I was worried. However, I had patience. I challenged myself to kick with 400 meters remaining and all went well,” she told reporters shortly after the race.
In the men's race Kenya's Albert Korir settled for silver as Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola won the race in a new course record of 2:04:58. Korir timed 2:06:57, a new personal best (PB) for the former New York winner while Shura Kitata completed the podium places in 2:07:11.
Tamirat Tola 2:04:58 (CR)
Albert Korir 2:06:57 (PB)
Shura Kitata 2:07:11
Hellen Obiri 2:27:23
Letesenbet Gidey 2:27:29
Sharon Lokedi 2:27:33