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Source: getty

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

By Mark Pygas

The New York Marathon has been taking place annually since 1970 and travels throughout the five boroughs of New York City along it's course. It's considered the largest marathon in the world with over 52,000 finishers in last years race. Men have dominated the race mostly but this year that changed.

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.