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Runners take over streets at New York City Marathon

Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 00:44

Nov. 3 - Amid heavy security at the New York City Marathon, defending champion Geoffrey Mutai wins the men's race and Priscah Jeptoo claims the women's title. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Some 48,000 runners turn out for the annual New York City Marathon, which was canceled last year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Massive security measures were in place after three people were killed and 260 injured at the Boston Marathon in April. An additional 1,400 surveillance cameras were added to the streets of New York. Off the course, scuba divers checked for explosives under city bridges and helicopters provided overhead surveillance. Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya was the first man to cross the finish line at 2 hours, 8 minutes and 24 seconds. Priscah Jeptoo won the women's race in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 7 seconds.

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Runners take over streets at New York City Marathon

Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 00:44