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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

NYC Marathon

The 39-year-old Langer won by two strokes from South Korea's Kang Wook-soon, who had a last round 66, with overnight leader Scott Laycock of Australia a further stroke adrift after a closing 71.n NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Giacomo Leone of Italy made the first marathon victory of his life a memorable one, surprising the powerful African contingent Sunday to win the New York City Marathon.


Leone, 25, who didn't even qualify for the Italian Olympic team, broke clear in the 25th mile to handily defeat Turbo Tumo of Ethiopia.


"I came here to make an experience and instead I have a win," said Leone, competing in only his fifth marathon.


There was also a surprise in the women's event as Anuta Catuna of Romania, who was 44th in the Atlanta Olympics, came on strong to win in 2:28:18. Catuna was fourth in New York in 1994.