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Peres Jepchirchir beats stubborn Ethiopian at Boston Marathon

Olympic Champion, Peres Jepchirchir took the top honors in style as he beat her stubborn opponent, Ababel Yeshaneh from Ethiopia at the 126th edition of the Boston Marathon that was held on Monday (18) in Boston, United States.

Jepchirchir became became the first woman athlete to win an Olympic marathon gold medal, New York Marathon and Boston Marathon, when she cut the tape in a time of 2:21.01

The 28 year-old performed one of the greatest finishes in Boston marathon history in the women’s race as she edged out the Yeshaneh who seemed to be more strong with a finish kick but she did not match the quality of the sprint to finish from Jepchirchir who forced her to settle in second place when she crossed the line four seconds later.

The 2014 World Half marathon silver medallist, Mary Ngugi beat our veteran runner Ednah Kiplagat as she closed the podium three finishes in 2:21.32 with the two times world marathon champion coming home in fourth in 2:21.40.

Monicah Ngige, who made her marathon debut here last year, the 2021 New York Marathon silver medallist, Violah Cheptoo who is also the sister to 2004 Olympics 1500m silver medallist, Bernard Langat and World Half Marathon Silver medallist, Joyciline Jepkosgei came home in fourth, fifth and sixth place in a time of 2:22.13, 2:23.47 and 2:24.43 respectively.


Peres Jepchirchir to debut at New York Marathon

Olympic Marathon Champion Peres Jepchirchir,will make debut at 50th edition of the New York City Marathon that will be held on 7, November 2021 in New York.

Jepchirhir will have a rematch with Tokyo 2020 marathon bronze medallist Molly Seidel of the United States.

In what is the deepest American field in recent years, Seidel will have tough competition against fellow U.S. teammates from Tokyo, Sally Kipyego and Aliphine Tuliamuk. Fellow Olympian Emily Sisson will be returning to the marathon distance after finishing 10th in the 10,000m with a teime of 31:09 on the track. Sisson holds the second-fastest time in the elite field – 2:23.08, just behind the 2018 Boston Marathon champion Des Linden of 2:22.28 who is also racing New York.

Jepchirchir comes to the TCS New York Marathon off not only winning the Olympic gold in Tokyo but six straight road race wins in her last six races. The 27 year-old is the race favourite.

Another Kenyan who will be chasing for the podium is Violah Cheptoo who will also be making her debut in the marathon, with a personal bests of 1:06 over the half-marathon distance and 30:55 for 10Km.