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Boston Marathons - Fastest Americans (thru 2009)
Men          
Rank Athlete Year State Time Finish
1 Ryan Hall 2010 California 2:08:41 4
2 Robert Kempainen 1975 Minnesota 2:08:47 7
3 Alberto Salazar 1982 Oregon 2:08:52 1
4 Dick Beardsley 1982 Minnesota 2:08:54 2
5 Greg Meyer 1983 Massachusetts 2:09:00 1
6 Mebrahtom Keflezighi 2010 California 2:09:26 5
7 Bill Rodgers 1979 Massachusetts 2:09:28 1
8 Ron Tabb 1983 California 2:09:32 2
9 Ryan Hall 2009 Illinois 2:09:40 3
10T Bill Rodgers 1975 Massachusetts 2:09:56 1
10T Meb Keflezighi 2006 California 2:09:56 3
Women
1 Joan Benoit 1983 Massachusetts 2:22:43 1
2 Kim Jones 1991 Washington 2:26:40 3
3 Joan Benoit 1991 Massachusetts 2:26:54 4
4 Patti Catalano 1981 Massachusetts 2:27:52 2
5 Maria Trujillo 1990 Arizona 2:28:53 3
6 Kim Jones 1989 Washington 2:29:34 3
7 Kim Jones 1993 Washington 2:30:00 2
8 Joan Benoit 1981 Massachusetts 2:30:17 3
9 Marla Runyan 2003 Oregon 2:30:28 5
10 Kim Jones 1994 Washington 2:31:46 8
Kebede Cruises in London

Tsegaye Kebede won by more than a minute.
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London, England (Sports Network) - Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede won his first London Marathon on Sunday, breaking Kenya's six-year reign in the event, while Russians Liliya Shobukhova and Inga Abitova finished 1-2 in the women's race.

Kebede, who was second to 2008 Olympic champion Samuel Wanjiru in the London Marathon last year, ran the course in two hours, five minutes and 19 seconds.

Kebede was just 10 seconds back of Wanjiru last year, but Sunday won in convincing fashion. He finished more than a minute in front of his closest competitor, Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai, who crossed the line in 2:06:23. Moroccan Jaouad Gharib, 37, was third in 2:06:55.&  continue>>
Makau Wins Rainy Berlin Marathon

Patrick Makau of Kenya won the Berlin Marathon.
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Wanjiru wins Chicago Marathon

Sammy Wanjiru won his second straight title.
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya captured the men's title at the Chicago Marathon for a second straight year, while Russia's Liliya Shobukhova also successfully defended her women's crown.

Wanjiru finished in a time of two hours, six minutes and 24 seconds, edging London Marathon winner Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia by 19 seconds. Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia was third, another 1:27 off the pace.

Kebede and Wanjiru were running side-by-side heading to the finish at Grant Park, but Wanjiru was able to pull away down the stretch. Wanjiru also won the Olympic Marathon at Beijing two years ago and the London title in 2009.  continue>>
Gebremariam wins NYC Marathon

Gebre Gebremariam captured the men's title.
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia captured the men's title at the New York City Marathon on Sunday, while Edna Kiplagat of Kenya claimed the women's crown.

Gebremariam finished in a time of two hours, eight minutes and 14 seconds, well ahead of Kenyans Emmanuel Mutai and Moses Kigen Kipkosgei on the men's side. Mutai was 1:14 behind and Kipkosgei was 2:25 off the winning pace.  continue>>

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