On Sunday 1/11/2015 Stanley Biwott ran with a blistering pace, in full speed and vigor leading to the win of his first major marathon, in 2 hours 10 minutes 34 seconds. A conservative pace hastened toward a decisive conclusion with three hammering miles of 4:24 for Mile 21, 4:30 for Mile 22 and 4:33 for Mile 23.
Finishing 14 seconds behind Biwott
was his countryman Geoffrey Kamworor, the world cross-country champion,
who took second in 2:10:48. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, the second-place
finisher of last year in New York, finished third in 2:12:10. This was
Desisa’s fourth marathon of the year.