BOSTON (USA, Apr 17) – The 127th edition of the historic Boston Marathon took place on a rainy day and witnessed a Kenyan double victory.
Who won the Boston Marathon?
Evans Chebet successfully defended his title with a finishing time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 54 seconds. Gabriel Geay of Tanzania came in second place with a time of 2:06:04, narrowly beating Benson Kipruto who crossed the line at 2:06:06. Albert Korir secured the fourth position in 2:08:01, while Moroccan athlete Zouhair Talbi finished fifth with a time of 2:08:35.
How did Eliud Kipchoge finish at the Boston Marathon?
World record holder Eliud Kipchoge, who was participating in his debut race here, faded in the last 10 kilometers and finished sixth in 2:09:23. This was Kipchoge’s third marathon defeat in the last ten years and 18 races.
Scott Fauble was the highest-placed American in the race, coming in seventh with a time of 2:09:44. Meanwhile, Hassan Chahdi of France secured the eighth position and was the best European runner with a time of 2:09:46.
Which female won the Boston Marathon?
On the women’s side, former track World Champion Hellen Obiri achieved her first victory in the Boston Marathon with a new personal best time of 2:21:38, in only her second attempt at the distance. Ethiopian athlete Amane Beriso finished second in 2:21:50, followed by Lonah Salpeter of Israel in third place with a time of 2:21:57. Ababel Yeshaneh and Emma Bates secured fourth and fifth positions, respectively, with finishing times of 2:22:00 and 2:22:10. Notably, the top 15 women runners all finished with a time under 2:25.
The Boston Marathon is one of the most prestigious races in the world, and this year’s event attracted around 30,000 runners. The winners of the race will take home prize money of $150,000.