Kenyans Kirui, Kiplagat win 121st Boston Marathon
She last ran in the Boston Marathon in 1976. Found out who came out on top in both the men and women's groups!
Kiplagat, a 38-year-old mother of two whose resume includes marathon wins in London, Moscow, New York and Daegu, ran alone for the final miles of the race and finished in 2:21:52, nearly a minute ahead of Bahrain's Rose Chelimo.
Marcel Hug won Boston for the third time, outpushing 10-time champion Ernst Van Dyk down Boylston Street and finishing in 1:18:04 to beat the course record and world best by 21 seconds.
With that encounter, Switzer's race became bigger than her, and when she finished in four hours, twenty minutes, she proved that women deserve the right to enter marathons without fear of rejection or ejection. He plans to run the New York Marathon, which he won in 2009, one last time in the fall before retiring.
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"No dame ever ran the Boston Marathon", Arnie Briggs told Switzer when she was a 19-year-old journalism student that transferred to Syracuse from Lynchburg College in the mid-1960s. Switzer's bib number will be retired after Monday's race.
The winners' times on the point-to-point Boston course are considered a world best and not a world record because of the possibility of a supportive tailwind like the one on Monday.
38-year old Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, who set the women's Boilermaker course record in 2010, was the victor in the Women's Dvision at the 2017 Boston Marathon today. "The scariest part would be. everything else about the Boston Marathon". The boy was one of the three spectators killed when two bombs planted near the finish line exploded on April 15, 2013, spraying shrapnel into the crowds.
The 27-year old Garic finished in 24th place overall in the Men's Open Wheelchair Division and 32nd overall in a time of 1:39:38.
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The 121st running of the Boston Marathon is getting underway in waves for the 30,000 athletes.
The actual start of the marathon is 8:50 a.m., when mobility impaired competitors will lead off the marathon. Eastern; elite women start at 9:32 a.m. elite men start at 10 a.m.
The rest of the field will follow in waves. Murphy finds the cheaters by identifying people whose race splits are impossibly fast, have run the qualifying race much faster than any of their previous times, or missed crossing any of the electronic data checkpoints. More than 260 others were wounded.
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American Desi Linden was fourth behind Hasay - the first time since 1991 that two US women have finished in the top four. Kathrine Switzer was 20 years old when she became the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon in 1967.
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