Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat won the won the 121st Boston Marathon that was held on Monday (17) in Boston,USA.
Kiplagat 38 is the oldest woman to win in Boston since Michiko Gorman who won won the race when aged 42 years in 1977.
She cut the tape with 2:21.52 needing only one try in Boston to add it to wins in London, New York and Los Angeles. She pulled ahead of Rose Chelimo of Bahrain in the Newton hills to win by 59 seconds.
Chelimo came in second in 2:22.51 and was followed in third place by Jordan Hasay with 2:23.00 and fourth place went to 2011 runner-up Desiree Linden who crossed the line in 2:23. This was the first time since 1991 that two U.S women have finished in the top four.
Two Kenyans followed each other Gladys Cherono taking position five with 2:27.20 and Valentine Kipketer taking sixth with 2:29.35.
“When I was running, my body was feeling good,” said Kiplagat, who was greeted at the finish line by two of her children. “I tried to push more, hard and I saw my [rivals] were not picking up the pace.”
The course record holder Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba finished in seventh position with 2:30.58
- Kiplagat Edna (KEN) 2:21.52
- Chelimo Rose (BRN) 2:22.51
- Hasay Jordan (USA) 2:23.00
- Desiree Linden (USA) 2:25.06
- Gladys Cherono (KEN) 2:27.20
- Valentine Kipketer (KEN) 2:29.35
- Buzunesh Deba (ETH) 2:30.58
- Brigid Kosgei (KEN) 2:31.48
- DianeNukuri (BDI) 2:32.24
- Ruti Aga (ETH) 2:33.26