Kenya Sweeps 121st Boston Marathon
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
On the men’s side Geoffrey Kirui won with a time of 2:09:37 while Edna Kiplagat won the women’s race with a time of 2:21:51.
Kirui edged Portland, Oregon’s Galen Rupp who finished second with a time of 2 hours, 9 minutes and 58 seconds.
This is Kirui's first Boston Marathon title.
Kiplagat beat out Bahrain's Rose Chelimo who finished second with a time of 2:33:51 and American Jordan Hasay, who finished with a time of 2:23:00.
This was Kiplagat's first appearance at the Boston Marathon.
Sean Quigley of Braintree was the top Massachusetts finisher, finishing 11th with a time of 2:15:34.
In the Wheelchair division, it was a Switzerland who took both titles.
Marcel Hug won his third straight title on the men’s side while Manuela Schar took the title on the women’s side.
Hug set a new course record on Monday with a finish time of 1:18:04. He is a seven-time world champion and two-time paraolympic gold medalist.
Schar finished with a time of 1:28:17, also a new course record.
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