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Peres, Evans Chebet win as Kenyans rule Boston Marathon

Kenyans rule Boston Marathon
Evans Chebet wins the Boston Marathon
  • Evans Chebet won his first ever Major Marathon
  • He dropped out of the race in 2018 after 29km
  • Peres beats Ethiopia’s Ababel in sprint finish

Kenyans dominated and ruled the Boston Marathon on Sunday, Evans Chebet leading a Kenyan podium sweep in the men’s race while Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir was crowned winner in the women’s race.

Peres beat Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh in a sprint finish, to add on another Major Marathon title, having won the New York Marathon last year. She clocked 2:22.02 to win the race, four seconds ahead of the Ethiopian.

Meanwhile in the men’s race, Chebet clinched his first ever major marathon title after clocking 2:06:51, with Lawrence Cherono coming second and defending champion Benson Kipruto finishing third.

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