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Benson Kipruto saviour for Kenya as he lifts Boston title

Kenya’s Benson Kipruto was savior for his nation as he clinched the first marathon major at the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon that was held on Monday (11) in Boston.

Kipruto who took lead and never looked back and went on to cut the tape in as he won his biggest race of his career in 2:09.51. He adds Monday’s win in Boston to his victories at the 2021 Prague Marathon and the 2018 Toronto Marathon.

Kipruto finished 10th at the 2019 Boston Marathon. His best finish came in the 2019 Toronto Marathon when he crossed the finish line in 2:05.13.

Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu came in second in a time of 2:10.37 with his fellow country-mate Jemal Winer closing the first three podium finishes in 2:10.38.

United Staes Collin Bennie was the top American runner, coming in seventh in 2:11.26.