Boston Marathon Results Declared, Africans Dominate

April 20th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
marathon1Boston, Apr 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 114th Boston Marathon took place yesterday amidst loud cheering from supporters of the runners. Right after the results were announced it was clear that participants from Kenya and Ethiopia were the ones to dominate the winning list of the competition. The winner of the race was Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya.

While running to his win, Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot managed to break some records on the way. Considering that he is only 20 years of age, the runner achieved a feat when he completed his race at a record time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 52 seconds. The winner carried home a prize money of $150,000. While Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot was the winner from the men’s camp, Teyba Erkesso won the race on behalf of the women with the same prize money to her name.

This was the second running event for Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot who was previously spotted at the Frankfurt Marathon, running well but not successfully. Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot received an additional amount of $25,000 for having set a record in this year’s Boston Marathon. While Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot and Teyba Erkesso were in the first and second positions, Deriba Merga, Americans Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi secured the third, fourth and fifth positions respectively.

The winners in the other categories have also been announced. Ernst Van Dyk and Wakako Tsuchida were the winners in the ‘wheelchair’ category from the men’s and women’s categories respectively, while Pier Triangeli Jr. and Kirstie-Louie Honeywill-Sykes got the prize representing the handicapped category in the Marathon. Two Americans occupied slots in the Top 5 positions, which was again another record in this year’s Marathon.

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