• Kiplagat and Kirui Win Boston Marathon Titles

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Kenyan's Edna Kiplagat and Peter Kirui were crowned champions at the 2017 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17.

The 37-year-old 2011 and 2013 World Champion, Kiplagat, won the women's race in a fast 2 hours 21 minutes and 52 seconds. Rose Chelimo of Bahrain took the second place in 2:22.51 as American Jordan Hassay, who made a marathon debut crossed the line in 3rd place in an impressive 2:23.00.

The men's race won Kenyan Geoffrey Kirui who clocked 2:09.37 beating Rio Olympics bronze medalist American Galen Rupp into second in 2:09.58. Japanese runner Suguru Osako surprisingly finished in third place with a time of 2:10.28. 


Men top Results

1  Kirui, Geoffrey (KEN) +00:00 02:09:37

2  Rupp, Galen (USA) +00:21 02:09:58

3  Osako, Suguru (JPN) +00:51 02:10:28

4  Biwott, Shadrack (USA) +02:32 02:12:08

5  Chebet, Wilson (KEN) +02:58 02:12:35

6  Abdirahman, Abdi (USA) +03:08 02:12:45

7  Maiyo, Augustus (USA) +03:40 02:13:16

8  Sefir, Dino (ETH) +04:49 02:14:26

9  Puskedra, Luke (USA) +05:08 02:14:45

10 Ward, Jared (USA) +05:52 02:15:28


Top Women

1  Kiplagat, Edna (KEN) +00:00 02:21:52

2  Chelimo, Rose (BRN) +00:59 02:22:51

3  Hasay, Jordan (USA) +01:09 02:23:00

4  Linden, Desiree (USA) +03:15 02:25:06

5  Cherono, Gladys (KEN) +05:29 02:27:20

6  Kipketer, Valentine (KEN) +07:43 02:29:35

7  Deba, Buzunesh (ETH) +09:06 02:30:58

8  Kosgei, Brigid (KEN) +09:56 02:31:48

9  Nukuri, Diane (BDI) +10:32 02:32:24

10 Aga, Ruti (ETH) +11:34 02:33:26

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