BOSTON (AP) — Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya won the 114th Boston Marathon and broke the course record with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds on Monday.
That was 82 seconds faster than the record set in 2006 by four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, who’s not related. The 2010 champion won $150,000 and an extra $25,000 for setting the course record.
Cheruiyot finished 91 seconds ahead of Tekeste Kebede of Ethiopia, with defending champion Deriba Merga in third and Americans Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi rounding out the top five. It’s the first time two Americans have finished in the top five since ‘06; no American has won the men’s race since 1983.
Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia won the women’s race in an unofficial time of 2:26:11, outsprinting Tatyana Pushkareva of Russia to win by three seconds in the third-closest women’s finish in event history. Defending champion Salina Kosgei was third.
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