Kenyans win both men and women’s 2017 Boston Marathon

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Kenyan athletes Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat have won the 2017 Boston Marathon events for men and women respectively.

The two recorded impressive times, with Kirui clocking 2:09:37 and Kiplagat clocking 2:21:52.

In the men’s category, Kirui was followed by Galen Rupp from the US at second, and Japanese Suguru Osakop at third.

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The Men’s top 10 was however dominated by US runners, with the Americans snatching 6 slots.

In the women’s category, the Kenyans showed their prowess by snatching four slots in the top 10.

Second place was taken by Kenyan-born Bahraini Rose Chelimo, with American Jordan Hasai taking third.

Kiplagat was impressed with her win, saying she would use it as a launch-pad to seek victory in the London World Championships in August.

“It now gives me another attempt for a third World title in London this year,” the 38-year-old said.

 

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