Kenyan Benson Kipruto and his compatriot Diana Kipyogei won the traditional Boston Marathon on Monday, which was held again after two years suspended by the coronavirus pandemic.
Kipruto, 30, achieved the most important victory of his career after a furious attack at kilometer 37 that allowed him to reach the goal alone, followed 45 seconds by his guard, the Ethiopian Lemi Berhanu. Another Ethiopian runner, Jemal Yimer, came in third.
This is Kipruto's first victory in a Marathon of the great ones (Berlin, Tokyo, London, Boston, Chicago and New York).
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Diana Kipyogei, 27, won with a time of 2 hours 24 minutes 45 seconds, escorted to 24 seconds by her compatriot Edna Kiplagat, two-time world distance champion and winner in Boston in 2017. Another Kenyan, Mary Ngugi, completed the podium.
The 125th edition of this traditional test was not played in 2020 and was postponed to October this year instead of April - the time of year when it is normally run - due to the coronavirus pandemic.