2017 BOSTON MARATHON Results - Kenyans Sweep!
The results are in!
Kenyan Geoffrey Kirui wins the 121st Boston Marathon with a finishing time of 2:09:37 and a prize of $150,000. Three-time U.S. Olympian Galen Rupp lost the lead with only two miles to go. Rupp finished 2:09:58. This gives Kenya its first men's victory in five years. Edna Kiplagat wins the women's race with a time of 2:21:52, completing the Kenyan sweep.
Rupp says, "It's so exciting to see Americans being competitive here. It's a real exciting time. And it's awesome to see American distance running on the upswing and being competitive in these races."
The top 10 were runners were Americans from California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Utah.
To see the official results of the top finishers, click here.
Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.'s Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs, including high performance athletes and running club. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City.
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