Boston Marathon : April 17

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Re: Boston Marathon : April 17

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:49 am

Kirui tops American Rupp; Kiplagat cruises at Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Kirui pulled away from Galen Rupp over the last few miles, winning the men’s division of the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday and ending Rupp’s bid to become the first American winner since 2014. In the women’s division, Edna Kiplagat made the most of her first appearance in the Boston Marathon, separating from the pack at the 18-mile mark and cruising to a victory.

Kirui, a 24-year-old runner from Kenya, won in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 37 seconds on a warm day in Boston. Rupp, the Olympic bronze medalist in the event, finished second in his first big-city American marathon in 2:09:58 and Suguru Osako of Japan was third in 2:10:28. In his three marathons, Rupp has finished first (in the Olympic trials), third and second. “It lived up to and exceeded all my expectat

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Re: Boston Marathon : April 17

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:52 am

Scarborough man, North Yarmouth woman top Maine finishers at Boston Marathon

Chris Harmon, a four-time University of Maine Scholar Athlete Award winner from Scarborough, was the top Maine finisher in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday.

North Yarmouth’s Christine Hein was the first female finisher from the state.

There were a total of 225 runners from Maine.

It was the second straight year Harmon led the Maine contingent across the finish line.

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