Kenyans Sweep Boston Marathon, but Americans Finish Strong


by WSJ

Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya outlasted American Galen Rupp to take the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat won the women’s race.

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NBC4 Washington reports:

US Finishes Strong, But Kenyans Sweep Boston Marathon

Americans made a strong showing Monday in the 121st Boston Marathon, but Kenyan runners won both the men’s and women’s races.

SI.com reports:

Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon while Americans put up best showing since 1985

Five takeaways from the 2017 Boston Marathon, where two Kenyans won for the first time since 2012 and the U.S. had the best combo finish since 1985.

philstar.com reports:

Kenyans sweep Boston marathon

BOSTON – The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world’s most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years.