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Source: getty

U.S. Woman Wins New York Marathon For The First Time In 40 Years

By Mark Pygas

A U.S. runner has taken first place in the women's New York Marathon. Notably, she is the first U.S. woman to win the marathon since Miki Gorman won back-to-back races in 1976 and 1977.

Shalane Flanagan placed second in 2010, but took top place this year with a time of two hours, 26 minutes, and 53 seconds. 

As you can imagine, she was pretty happy.