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HomeSportsOther SportsHellen Obiri repeats; Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma wins his first Boston Marathon

Hellen Obiri repeats; Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma wins his first Boston Marathon

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Ethiopian Sisay Lemma sprinted to the front of the pack and never looked back in winning the 128th Boston Marathon on Monday morning.

Lemma, a first-time Boston winner, crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 17 seconds.

Not long after, Hellen Obiri became the first women’s back-to-back champion in Boston since 2005 with a 2:22:37 finish. Catherine Ndereba repeated in the women’s Boston Marathon in 2004 and 2005.

Obiri, of Kenya, was 8 seconds ahead of Sharon Lokedi at the finish line on Monday.

The tandem separated from the pack in a dead sprint on the extreme downhill 24th mile with what Boston Marathon digital timing recorded as a 4:41 split unofficially, which would be the fastest mile ever recorded in a women’s marathon.

Edna Kiplagat, a 44-year-old from Kenya, finished third in the women’s group in 2:23:21.

Lemma, 33, was on pace to break the course record and challenge the world-record marathon time of the late Kelvin Kiptum, pushing his lead from the pack to more than two minutes at one point in the race.

The 2023 Valencia Marathon winner, already the fourth-fastest male marathoner in history, slowed over the final 10 miles but was never threatened. He finished 30th in the 2023 Boston Marathon and won the London Marathon in 2021. His finish on Monday is the 10th-fastest in Boston Marathon history.

Kenya’s Evans Chebet finished third in the men’s division in 2:07:22, behind second-place Mohamed Esa (2:06:58) of Ethiopia. Chebet, 35, was chasing a third consecutive win in Boston.

Britain’s Eden Rainbow-Cooper, 22, won the women’s wheelchair event in 1:35:11 for her first ever major marathon victory, while 38-year-old Marcel Hug of Switzerland became a seven-time Boston men’s winner.

Hug recovered quickly from a crash into a barricade to win the men’s wheelchair race and break his own course record set in 2023 with a 1:15:33 finish.

–Field Level Media

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