Kenyans Kirui, Kiplagat win Boston Marathon; good day for US

Switzer had no intentions of dropping out of that fateful race, nor did she expect to be such a barrier-breaker (Roberta Bingay Gibb had actually completed the Boston Marathon the year before without an official bib).

In the women's race, Kiplagat conjured a similarly decisive burst over the closing stages to claim the race for the first time. Murphy and his network of race sleuths on blog Marathon Investigation identified 15 people who had gained entrance into Boston this year that had no place there, he said.

A four-time Olympian who earned a silver medal in Athens in 2004 and won the 2009 New York City Marathon - both times also ending long American droughts - Keflezighi's 2014 win in Boston is one of the signature moments in the race's century-old history. "I love running it, and if I'm back running it, it says everybody should run it".

Tales of Arnie running the race motivated Kathrine to make that her goal. A race official tried to physically pull her off the race course - a scene that was captured by local media at the time and which only proved to Switzer how important it was for her to finish the race, which she did.

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Since then, Kathrine has gone on to run 39 marathons and created 261 Fearless, a running nonprofit that has groups for women all around the country-some of whom will join Kathrine for her victory lap today.

Kenyan long-distance runner Edna Kiplagat won the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Switzer used her influence to campaign to get women into the Boston Marathon by 1972.

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For runners, there's nothing like pursuing a challenging and elusive Boston Marathon qualifying time.

Sculptor Pablo Eduardo was chosen unanimously by the families to design the markers that will be placed on the two bombing sites on Boylston Street.

They were followed by the men's push rim wheelchair athletes at 9:17 a.m., and the women two minutes later. Along the way, they were expected to be slowed by temperatures rising into the 70s.

Bombing anniversary: Bostonians marked the fourth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon attacks on Saturday with quiet remembrances for the victims.

Update 10:40 a.m.: The Boston Athletic Association announces the victor of the men's push-rim: Marcel Hug.

When: Elite women start at 6:32 a.m. Elite men start at 7 a.m.

Already a silver medalist and US record-holder in the 10,000 meters, he ran the fastest marathon time ever for an American in the Summer Games: 2 hours, 10 minutes, 5 seconds.

  • Ismael Montgomery