Ethiopian Tamirat Tola set a new course record for the men's race, while Kenyan Hellen Obiri won the women's race, both wearing advanced running shoes.
Why it matters
The dominance of Ethiopian and Kenyan runners, along with the controversy surrounding the use of advanced running shoes, has significant implications for the sport and the ongoing debate about technological advantages in athletics.
What the papers say
The Independent reports on the dominance of Ethiopian and Kenyan runners, while Axios and New York Times focus on the controversy surrounding the use of advanced running shoes.
How we got here
The New York City Marathon saw Ethiopian and Kenyan runners setting new records, sparking a debate about the impact of advanced running shoes on the sport.
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