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Kenya Sweeps 121st Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 

Geoffrey Kirui wins men's Boston Marathon PHOTO: Boston Marathon

Kenya has won both the men's and women's 2017 Boston Marathon elite runners titles. 

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. 

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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. 

Wheelchair Division 

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.

See a list of Previous Marathon Winners Below 

 

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