Kenyans take the honours in Boston Marathon

File Photo : Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat
IANS|18-Apr-2017 18:13

Boston, April 18 : Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat were the winners in the men's and women's categories of the 121st Boston Marathon here.

Geoffrey Kirui on Monday completed the course in 2:09:37, reports Efe.

Second place went to US Olympian Galen Rupp, with a time of 2:09:58. Japan's Suguru Osaki finished third at 2:10:28.

It was the first Boston Marathon for both Kirui and Galen, who took the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

With past victories in the Los Angeles, New York and London marathons under her belt, the 37-year-old Kiplagat won the Boston event on her first try, posting a time of 2:21:52.

Rose Chelimo of Bahrain finished 59 seconds behind the Kenyan, while US runners Jordan Hasay and Desiree Linden rounded out the top four.