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Wesley Korir wins Boston Marathon
BOSTON (AP) - Kenyan Wesley Korir overcame soaring temperatures Monday to win the 116th Boston Marathon with an official time of 2:12:40. Kenyan runners took the top three spots in both the men’s and women’s races, with Levy Matebo and Bernard Kipyego finishing second and third, respectively for the men.
American Jason Hartman came in fourth with an official time of 2:14:31.
Last year’s winner and race record holder Geoffrey Mutai dropped out just before the 19-mile mark of the 26.2-mile race because of cramping.
Sharon Cherop took the women’s title with an official time of 2:31:50, edging out compatriot Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, who crossed the finish line with a time of 2:31:52.