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Boston Marathon: Kenya's Benson Kipruto wins the race

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Boston Marathon: Kenya's Benson Kipruto wins the race

Kenyan runner Benson Kipruto won the Boston Marathon in 2h 9 min 51 s on Monday. This is the 30-year-old's first victory in a major marathon.

It's about time, he must have thought after crossing the finish line first at the Boston Marathon on Monday. At the age of 30, Kenya's Benson Kipruto has finally won his first major marathon (Berlin, Tokyo, London, Boston, Chicago, New York).

The Kenyan athlete clocked 2h 9min 51 sec for this 125th edition of the race, the first since April 2019 after a cancellation in 2020 and a postponement this spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

To get rid of his opponents, Kipruto placed a sharp attack at the 37th km. An offensive that enabled him to beat Ethiopians Lemi Berhanu (2h 10min 36s) and Jemal Yimer (2h 10min 37s).

Alone at the head of the race for 32 km with a time of 1h 47 min, and up to 2 minutes ahead of the favorites, the American outsider CJ Albertson finally finished in 10th place. He probably paid for his fiery start in the climbs that made the second half of the race difficult.

 

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