Kenyan Runners Win 121st Boston Marathon [VIDEO]
— Chris Villani (@ChrisVillani44) April 17, 2017
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.
Edna Kiplagat of Kenya is the 2017 Boston Marathon elite women's champion pic.twitter.com/p7btnYS3Wn
— Meredith Gorman (@MereGorman) April 17, 2017
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
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.