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Kenyans Romp at Chicago Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge, Rita Jeptoo win; 1-2-3 sweep for the men

(Newser) - Kenyans ruled the Chicago Marathon today, with Eliud Kipchoge leading a 1-2-3 men's sweep and compatriot Rita Jeptoo repeating as the women's winner. Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds. He was followed... More »

1st Since 1985: American Wins Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi breaks men's dry spell

(Newser) - Kenya's Rita Jeptoo successfully defended her Boston Marathon women's title this morning, becoming the seventh three-time winner and setting a new course record in the process. She crossed the finish line at the 118th marathon with a time of 2:18:57, reports the AP . Meanwhile, 38-year-old Meb... More »

Kenya's Kimetto Sets Record to Win Chicago Marathon

First major US marathon since Boston bombings

(Newser) - Dennis Kimetto of Kenya broke the course record today in capturing the Chicago Marathon, and compatriot Rita Jeptoo was the women's winner in the first major US marathon since the Boston bombings. Kimetto finished in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds, leading a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men. He... More »

Ethiopia's Desisa Wins Boston Marathon

While Rita Jeptoo wins for second time

(Newser) - The second time was the charm for Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa, who won the men's portion of the 117th Boston Marathon today with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 22 seconds, five seconds better than his nearest competitor, Kenya's Micah Kogo. It was Desisa's second time... More »

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