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The 2016 NYC Marathon had its youngest male winner and a three-peat in the women's race

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UPDATE

The winners are in! Ghirmay Ghebreslassie became the youngest New York marathon winner at just 19 years old, finishing the race in 2:7:51.

Mary Keitany of Kenya won her third-straight NYC marathon at 2:24:26, nearly four minutes ahead of her nearest competitor. 

Tatyana McFadden of the U.S. won the wheelchair race; she already won the Boston, London and Chicago marathons this year.

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, of Eritrea, reacts after taking over the lead in the men's elite race during the New York City Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in New York. Ghebreslassie went on to win the race. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, of Eritrea, reacts after taking over the lead in the men's elite race during the New York City Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in New York. Ghebreslassie went on to win the race. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Here's Ghebreslassie's reaction to taking the lead.

Original story:  Here are the start times you need to know, according to The New York Times.

  • Wheelchair racers: 8:30 a.m. The Times reports this could be the "most thrilling" race. The U.S.'s Tatyana McFadden going up against China's Zou Lihong, who won in a photo finish at the Paralympics.
  • Professional runners (women): 9:20 a.m. Winner will probably finish around 11:40 a.m.
  • Professional runners (men): 9:50 a.m. Winner will probably finish around noom.

I like jumping on bandwagons. Who's likely to win?

For the women, look for two-time defending champion Mary Keitany (Kenya) and Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia), who finished second last year.

For the men, watch for defending champion Stanley Biwott (Kenya), Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (Eritrea) and Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia). 

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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, Stanley Biwott, left, embraces fellow Kenyan Mary Keitany after the pair won the men's and women's professional divisions in the New York City marathon. About 50,000 people from more than 120 countries are running Sunday in the 40th anniversary of the race, including Biwott and Keitany. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, file)

Here's a picture of Biwott (left) and Keitany.

I was really into the Olympics. Will I see anyone I recognize in NYC?

Probably not. Many athletes trained hard for Rio and aren't running in fall marathons, NYT reports.

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