March 15, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Upstate New York native Molly Huddle won the women's race at the NYC Half on Sunday.

Kenya's Leonard Korir, who attended nearby Iona College, was the men's champion.

Huddle, from Elmira, New York, tied the course record with a time of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 31 seconds on the 13.1-mile run through Manhattan.

Kenya's Joyce Chepkirui was second in 1:08:42, and defending champ Sally Kipyego was third.

Korir won in 1:01:06 to edge countryman Stephen Sambu by a second. Mexico's Juan Luis Barrios took third.

American Meb Keflezighi, running as part of his preparation to defend his Boston Marathon title in five weeks, was eighth.

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