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Kenyan Men & Women Win, place, Show At Unseasonable Boston Marathon

Kenyan men & women win, place, show at unseasonable Boston Marathon

The top three winners in the men’s and women’s divisions of Monday’s Boston Marathon were all Kenyan, according to the race’s website. Wesley Korir, 29, was tops among the men with an unofficial time of 2:12:41. Levy Matebo, 22, and Bernard Kipyego, 25, finished at 2:13:06 and 2:13:13, respectively.

Sharon Cherop, 28, was the fastest among the women with an unofficial time of 2:31:50. Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, 27, and Giorgino Rono, 31, finished second and third with unofficial times of 2:31:52 and 2:33:09.

This year’s Boston Marathon was held in abnormally high temperatures – so warm that race organizers took several steps to warn participants and allow those concerned about the heat to run next year instead.


 

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