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Kenyans win men's, women's Boston Marathon

Conseslus Kipruto, Diana Kipyogei
Posted at 8:50 PM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 20:50:21-04

Kenyans Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei won the 125th Boston Marathon

Kipruto won the men's event with a time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 51 seconds.

Kipyogei won the women's event with a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 45 seconds.

With the wins, Kipruto and Kipyogei completed the eighth Kenyan sweep since 2000. They also both earned $150,000 in prize money.

The Boston Marathon had not been run in 30 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was canceled last year and pushed back to the fall this year.

Precautions were taken ahead of the race. Runners had to either provide a negative test result or show proof of vaccination.