A grad total of 675 Massachusetts runners completed the 2009 ING New York City Marathon with 42,000 + athelets from around the world. Pete Rooney was the first Massachusettes man to finish with a time of 2:20:34, a personal best. The top Massachusetts woman to finish was Jamison Lower with a 3:03:33 time. Rooney and Lower have easily qualified for the 2010 Boston Marathon in April. The winner of the 2009 ING New York City Marathon was American Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win this marathon since 1982.