Looks like the young gun’s time is at hand. Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya, ten years younger than four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, shattered the course record in the recently concluded 114th Boston Marathon. It turned out to be one for the books, indeed.
With a time of 2:05:52, the younger Cheruiyot broke the older one’s 2:07:14 by almost two minutes. Ethiopia’s Tekeste Kebede was second in 2:07:23. Defending champion Deriba Merga, who battled it out with Cheruiyot for much of the race, was third in 2:08:39.
In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Teyba Erkessoheld off Russian Tatyana Pushkareva by three seconds with a time of 2:26:11. Defending champion Salina Kosgei of Kenya was third in 2:28:35. In the master’s division, Kenya’s James Koskei finished the race as a repeat champion running 2:17:28 for 18th overall. The female master accolade belonged to Canada’s Denise Robson with a time of 2:43:16 for 24th place overall.
Read on Runners World for more details on the results.