Mutai, Kipyego of Kenya win NYC Half titles

Updated: March 16, 2014, 1:22 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai won the NYC Half on Sunday to go with his titles in the last two New York City Marathons.

Mutai completed the 13.1 miles in 1 hour, 50 seconds. Double Olympic track champion Mo Farah tripped and fell between the fifth and sixth mile and finished in 1:01:07. The British star is preparing for his first marathon in London next month.

Kenya's Stephen Sambu was third, a second behind Farah.

In the women's race, Kenya's Sally Kipyego set an event record of 1:08:31 in her debut at the distance. Ethiopia's Buzunesh Deba, who lives in the Bronx, was second in 1:08:59. American Molly Huddle was third in 1:09:04.

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