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Mutai, Keitany Win World Marathon Majors After NYC Marathon Cancellation

The World Marathon Majors® (WMM) has decided that Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) and Mary Keitany (Kenya) are the champions of the 2011-2012 World Marathon Majors Series, in the wake of the cancellation of the 2012 New York City Marathon.

From BAA: With the cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, the 2011-2012 Series has concluded and there will be no additional points awarded. Mutai had already secured the Series title in advance of the New York race with 75 points tallied in winning the 2011 Boston Marathon, the 2011 ING New York City Marathon, and the 2012 BMW Berlin Marathon. Keitany secured the title with 65 points accumulated with victories at the 2011 and 2012 Virgin London Marathons, and a third place finish at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. These athletes will split the $1 million prize purse.

The New York City Marathon, that was scheduled for November 4, 2012, was cancelled after Hurricane Sandy struck the area leaving massive devastation and loss of human life.

NYRR president Mary Wittenberg along with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided less than 40 hours before the start of the scheduled marathon to cancel the race after announcing earlier in the week that the race would proceed as planned.

World Marathon Majors Male Final Leaderboard

  1. Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) – 75 points
  2. Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia) – 46 points
  3. Wesley Korir (Kenya) – 41 points
  4. Abel Kirui (Kenya) – 40 points
  5. Moses Mosop (Kenya) – 40 points
  6. Emmanual Mutai (Kenya) – 40 points
  7. Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – 35 points
  8. Patrick Makau (Kenya) – 35 points
  9. Martin Lel (Kenya) – 30 points
  10. Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) – 25 points
  11. Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia) – 25 points

World Marathon Majors Female Final Leaderboard

  1. Mary Keitany (Kenya) – 65 points
  2. Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) – 50 points
  3. Sharon Cherop (Kenya) – 45 points
  4. Liliya Shobukhova (Russia) – 45 points
  5. Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) – 40 points
  6. Firehiwot Dado (Ethiopia) – 30 points
  7. Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) – 30 points
  8. Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) – 26 points
  9. Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) – 25 points
  10. Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) – 25 points
  11. Caroline Kilel (Ethiopia) – 25 points

Complete List of Results at WorldMarathonMajors.com

Congrats to Geoffrey and Mary on their World Marathon Majors titles!

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Joshua Holmes has completed 150 marathons/ultramarathons while running 100+ miles 31 including races such as the Badwater 135, Western States 100, The Last Annual Vol State 500K (3x). His favorite races to date are the Vol State 500K, Badwater 135, Catalina Eco Marathon, Chimera 100, Across The Years, Savage Gulf Trail Marathon, Strolling Jim 40 Miler, Tunnel Hill 100, RUTS, EC100 and the Flying Monkey Marathon in his home state of Tennessee. Follow @bayou Google+

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