Kenyans Kirui, Kiplagat win Boston Marathon; good day for U.S.

Geronimo Vena
Aprile 18, 2017

For the vast majority, covering the course along Routes 135, 16 and 30 - past Wellesley College and through the Newton Hills - will take three, four, five hours, if not longer. "I love running it, and if I'm back running it, it says everybody should run it".

Edna Kiplagat, of Kenya, wins the women's division of the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston.

Like numerous others, Ortiz is doing it because it will raise money for charity, it's a chance to be part of a world sporting event, and because she just likes running.

"Who said that, porky over there?" And we'll cheer for all of them. In 1967, Katherine Switzer, became the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon.

Led by Galen Rupp's second place finish in the men's race and Jordan Hasay's third-place finish in the women's race, former OR standouts were well-represented in Monday's Boston Marathon.

We'll see Desiree Linden - a Californian, like Meb - who finished just seconds behind the women's victor six years ago.

Rupp, who was making a return in the race since 2009, settled in an impressive second place in 2:09:58 as Japanese Suguru Osako settled third at 2:10:28. Rupp, an Olympic bronze medalist, is one of America's next great hopes now that Meb is retiring. She was the first woman to pin on a number in 1967. She wore lipstick, earrings and burgundy shorts, but ended up wearing baggy sweats over her "feminine" running gear because of the wintry weather.

Revelle also said she plans on running again in Boston next year. He's got a chance to become the first American-born champion in the race since Greg Meyer did it in 1983.

The two pored through the race's entry rules - Briggs insisted that Switzer, "a card-carrying member of the (Amateur Athletic Union)", could not be a bandit and would have to register - and found nothing about gender.

We'll look for Beth Zerilli, a third-grade teacher at Rockport Elementary School.

BOSTON (AP) — The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world's most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years. Bobbi Gibb, who competed unofficially the year before Switzer, will be the grand marshal for the Patriots' Day race. "All we know is that every one of them, including the runners, many of them who are from other states and from around the world are going to patronize local businesses and create a whole lot of spending", he said.

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