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Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

BOSTON (AP) -- Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.

Jeptoo finished Monday's race in a course-record 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds. She becomes the seventh three-time Boston Marathon champion.

Jeptoo broke away from a group of five runners at the 23-mile mark. Buzunesh Deba finished second with an unofficial time of 2:19:59.

American Shalane Flanagan finished fifth after leading for more than half the race. She took a gamble by setting the early pace. She ran her first mile in 5 minutes, 11 seconds, but fell back on the Newton Hills about 21 miles into the race.

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gypscholar April 21 2014 at 12:17 PM


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abudotcom April 21 2014 at 1:21 PM

Congratulations, to ALL the runners.....

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CHARLIE GENE April 21 2014 at 12:50 PM


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Leanora Tappper April 21 2014 at 1:11 PM

whats up ppl enjoy ur monday im enjoying it

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Arthur April 21 2014 at 12:33 PM

Great race, sunny day, happy people...

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Mary April 21 2014 at 12:34 PM

I am grateful that nothing marred this year's race--regardless of who the winner is, their gender, or race.

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artlady345 April 21 2014 at 12:38 PM

why they dont televised the marathon ?

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Lovely April 21 2014 at 12:42 PM

Great job Rita!

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Carmencita April 21 2014 at 12:42 PM

when atheletes in any country reach a level of performance which allows them to win on a national or international stage, it usually attracts the interest and support of the nation. for places like kenya and ethiopea long distance running has become their sport. some of these atheletes train bare foot, running in the mountains yet, they havae won olympic medals. they are to be commended for their efforts. there is enough grief, poverty,etc on the african content. it is good to have something positive happen for them.

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SpiritUSA April 21 2014 at 1:04 PM

Run Forrest, run !

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