Boston Marathon Results: Cheruiyot and Erkesso Take First

Suzanne Murray

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The 114th Annual Boston Marathon started this morning with more than 26,000 runners and over 500,000 spectators.

The fastest runners have already crossed the finish line:

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya, 21, shattered the course record and did the 26-mile run in 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 52 seconds. Tekeste Kebede of Ethiopia came in second in 2:07:25; Deriba Merga, also of Ethiopia, was third at 2:08:39. No American man has won the Boston Marathon since 1983.

For the women, Teyba Erkesso, 27, of Ethiopia, came in first, crossing the finish line in 2:26:11. Russian Tatyana Pushkareva, 24, the second-place finisher, was just 3 seconds behind her. That was close!

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