Kenyan runners have swept the overall men’s and women’s running of the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, Geoffrey Kirui won the men’s title with a time of 2:09:37, besting American Galen Rupp who finished in second place, 21 second behind the Kenyan’s pace.  Edna Kiplagat won the race for the women’s side with an overall mark of 2:21:52 and bested the next closest runner by just over a minute.  American Jordan Hassay  finished in third place for the women’s race in her first ever Boston Marathon.

The first Maine runner to finish the race was Christopher Harmon of Portland, who crossed the finish line with a total time of 2:44:18.  The top women's runner was Christine Hein of North Yarmouth with a mark of 2:55:28

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Marcel Hug of Switzerland set a new course record with a time of 1:18:04 in the men’s push rim in the earlier part of the day as well.