Robert K. Cheruiyot won the Boston Marathon on a cold and windy day, albeit with a slower time than the record he set last year. Cheruiyot also won last year's Chicago Marathon, at which he memorably fell down and concussed himself while crossing the finish line. This makes 15 Kenyan-won Boston Marathons in the last 17.
Coming in 8th, Peter Gilmore was 2007's highest-ranked American. Globe columnist Bob Ryan is incredulous at the run of Kenyan victories in Boston, calling the phenomenon "a tyranny that certainly should be an embarrassment to the rest of the running world." He adds that he race "might as well be renamed the Kenyan Invitational."