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Kenyan athletes Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei on Monday won the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon
Kipruto broke the tape at a time of two hours, nine minutes, and 51 seconds to secure his first Boston win and third marathon victory of his career.
The 30-year-old, who won the Prague Marathon in May, finished 10th in the 2019 Boston Marathon. He also won the 2019 Toronto Marathon in 2:05:13, his personal best.
Ethiopians Lemi Berhanu (2:10:37) and Jemal Yimer (2:10:38) finished second and third respectively.
In the women’s race, 27-year-old Kipyogei finished first in two hours, 24 minutes and 45 seconds, ahead of her compatriots Edna Kiplagat and Mary Ngugi. Edna, who won the Boston race in 2017, crossed the line in 2:25.09 while Mary clocked 2:25:32.
Organizers of the world’s oldest annual marathon pushed the race back from its usual April date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They also made adjustments to the race, including capping participation to 20,000 entrants and requiring either a COVID-19 vaccine or proof of a negative test.
The race was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
CONGRATULATIONS FELLOW KENYANS.
WE'RE ALL PROUD OF YOU..
At least ,comrade Maxiley prayers were answered...lol...
Diana managed the heart-break hill well...in almost the same stride like she was 10 miles into the race.
For more than 2 decades I've stood by the library on Boylston st and watched Kenyans cross the finish line.
All you see at the finish line are white people and white children holding Kenyan flags.
More Kenyans live in Massachusetts than any other State
Felicitations team Kenya. The dominance continues. I hope the government of Kenya will honor you with some gifts,and aparade.You represent us well on the world stage.
If only our Mpigs were that hard working!