Kenyans sweep to victories at Boston Marathon

2017-04-18 11:02

Kenyans sweep to victories at Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the men's division of the 121st Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, US, April 17, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]

BOSTON - Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat produced a Kenyan sweep at the Boston Marathon, winning the men's and women's races on Monday by conquering the race's hilly final miles to establish their dominance.

Kirui finished in two hours nine minutes and 37 seconds after holding off a challenge by American Galen Rupp in the race's final stretch down Boylston Street, the site of the deadly 2013 bombing attack.

Kirui repeatedly tested Rupp in the closing miles, with the American Olympic bronze medalist eventually unable to match the Kenyan's pace.

"He put in several surges and I was able to cover a few of them," Rupp told reporters after the race.

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