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Derartu Tulu Wins NYC Marathon

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:30 PM ET

Derartu Tulu

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia has won the New York City Marathon in her comeback to the sport.

She pulled away in the final mile Sunday, with 41-year-old Russian Ludmila Petrova the runner-up for the second straight year.

Two-time defending champ Paula Radcliffe was fourth. The world record-holder from Britain fell back from the lead pack in the 22nd mile. She grabbed her left leg in pain after finishing.

The 37-year-old Tulu won Olympic gold medals on the track in the 10,000 meters in 1992 and 2000. She hadn't won a major marathon since 2001 in London.

Christelle Daunay of France was third.

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