Monday, April 21, 2008

Cheruiyot and Tune Win Men's/Women's Marathon

April 21 (Bloomberg) -- Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya won his third straight Boston Marathon and fourth overall, while Ethiopia's Dire Tune won the women's event in the closest finish in the race's 112-year history.

Cheruiyot covered the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boston in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 46 seconds, missing the course record he set two years ago by 32 seconds.

Tune finished in 2:25:25, edging Russia's Alevtina Biktimirova by two seconds in the women's event, which started about 25 minutes ahead of the men's.

Got to give mad props to marathon runners. How they do it, I just don't know.

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