Who won the 2017 Boston Marathon? Mens and womens results

Apr 18, 2017, 01:25

Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat led a Kenyan clean sweep at the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday (Apr 17), both timing late bursts to perfection to claim the men's and women's races of the prestigious event.

Already a silver medalist and USA record-holder in the 10,000 meters, he ran the fastest marathon time ever for an American in the Summer Games: 2 hours, 10 minutes, 5 seconds. A spectator at the tragic 2013 race, Keflezighi had moved from Eritrea to San Diego as a child, and the year after the bombings became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in more than three decades.

Keflezighi, 41, said he plans to enter the New York Marathon, which he won in 2009, one last time in the fall before retiring.

American Jordan Hasay, running her first competitive marathon, came in third in the women's field and Japan's Suguru Osako finished third in the men's race.

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and one of the most prestigious races over the distance on the athletics calendar. It was 69 and warming at the halfway point in Wellesley and expected to be up to 72 degrees by the time the runners reached the finish in Boston's Back Bay. "I love her so much and she'll always be with me".

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.

Syracuse University alumna Kathrine Switzer has returned to the race where she made history 50 years ago.

"The winners' times are considered a world best and not a world record".

Also running on Monday was Ben Beach, who completed the race for an unprecedented 50th time in a row. "The roads were good".

Security was high along the course, which begins in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and passes through Boston's suburbs to the finish line, where a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers on April 15, 2013 set off two homemade bombs, killing three people and injuring more than 200.

After finishing Monday's race with a time of 5:46:13, Sanchez told CBS's David Wade that he had been given the flag by his fellow servicemen, who also signed it. Evans, who completed his 52nd marathon overall, said he wanted to show that Boston is back to normal. "Not easy", Kirui said.

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