History was made at the 2013 New York City Marathon, as Geoffrey Mutai became just the sixth person in the history of the race to successfully defend his title. Mutai won the 2011 edition of the event but was not able to defend last year after the race was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. On Sunday, the Kenyan stepped on the gas in Central Park and surged to a 2:08:24 finish. Taking second was Tsegaye Kebede (2:09:16) of Ethiopia, while South African Lusapho April (2:09:45) finished third. Ryan Vail was the top American, crossing the line in 2:13:23 to place 13th. In the men’s wheelchair division, Marcel Hug stopped the clock in 1:40:14 to edge Ernst Van Dyk (1:40:14) and Kurt Fearnley (1:40:15).