Wilson Kipsang of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the men's professional division of the 2014 New York City Marathon in Central Park in Manhattan, November 2, 2014. (Reuters/Mike Segar)

Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of the men's and women's races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday.

 Kipsang and Keitany both pulled away in the last Central Park stretch, with Kipsang's victory bringing him a $600,000 payday as the win also gave him the $500,000 World Marathon Majors bonus.

Tirfi Tsegaye of Ethopia and Dennis Kimetto of Kenya (R) celebrate during the awards ceremony after winning the 41st Berlin marathon, September 28, 2014. (Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke)

Dennis Kimetto knocked 26 seconds off the world marathon record Sunday as the sub-two hour mark moved a step closer.

The 30-year-old Kenyan won the 41st edition of the Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 2 minutes, 57 seconds, becoming the first man to complete a marathon in under 2 hours, 3 minutes.

Central and west Africans came away smiling Saturday after an announcement that the Africa Cup of Nations would be hosted by Cameroon in 2019, followed by Ivory Coast in 2021 and Guinea in 2023.

The losing bidders were Algeria and Zambia.

Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica centre, wins the men's 100 meter at Hampden Park Stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland,July 28, 2014. (AP/ Scott Heppell)

 In Usain Bolt's absence, training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole collected the first individual gold of his career by winning the 100 meters at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

The Jamaican clocked exactly 10 seconds at the cool Hampden Park track in Glasgow, a tenth of a second ahead of English sprinter Adam Gemili while compatriot Nickel Ashmeade took bronze.

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt and middle-distance king Mo Farah headline a stellar track and field line-up at the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Bolt, world record holder in both the 100 and 200m as well as double Olympic and world champion, has consistently said since his victories at the Moscow worlds in 2013 that the Commonwealths were his goal, depending on coach Glen Mills' wishes.

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