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Boston Marathon American Champions (Women)
Year Winner State Time Finish
2010 Paige Higgins Arizona 2:36:00 13
2009 Kara Goucher Oregon 2:32:25 3
2008 Ashley A. Anklam Minnesota 2:48:43 15
2007 Deena Kastor California 2:35:09 5
2006 Emily R. Levan Maine 2:37:01 13
2005 Carly E. Graytock Michigan 2:34:51 12
2004 Ramilia Burangulova Florida 2:34:08 9
2003 Marla Runyan Oregon 2:30:28 5
2002 Jill Gaitenby Rhode Island 2:38:55 13
2001 Jill Gaitenby Rhode Island 2:36:45 14
2000 Maria Trujillo-de Rios California 2:42:24 18
1999 Lynn Jennings New Hampshire 2:38:37 12
1998 Mary-Lynn Currier Massachusetts 2:35:18 11
1997 Kim Jones Washington 2:32:52 9
1996 Lorraine Hochella Virginia 2:41:38 23
1995 Linda Somers California 2:34:30 11
1994 Kim Jones Washington 2:31:46 8
1993 Kim Jones Washington 2:30:00 2
1992 Jane Weizel Colorado 2:36:21 10
1991 Kim Jones Washington 2:26:40 3
1990 Maria Trujillo Arizona 2:28:53 3
1989 Kim Jones Washington 2:29:34 3
1988 Gillian Beschloss New York 2:40:08 10
1987 Leatric A. Hayer Masschusetts 2:37:58 8
1986 Julie Isphording Ohio 2:33:40 6
1985 Lisa Larsen Weidenbach Michigan 2:34:06 1
1984 Midde Hamrin Texas 2:33:53 2
1983 Joan Benoit Massachusetts 2:22:43 1
1982 Eileen Claugus California 2:38:48 3
1981 Patti Catalano Massachusetts 2:27:52 2
1980 Patti Lyons Massachuetts 2:35:08 2
1979 Joan Benoit Maine 2:35:15 1
1978 Gayle S. Barron Georgia 2:44:52 1
1977 Michiko Gorman California 2:48:33 1
1976 Kim Merritt Wisconsin 2:47:10 1
1975 Kathrine Switzer New York 2:51:26 2
1974 Michiko Gorman California 2:47:11 1
1973 Jacqueline Hansen California 3:05:59 1
1972 Nina Kuscsik New York 3:10:26 1
1971 * Sara Mae Berman Massachusetts 3:08:30 1
1970 * Sara Mae Berman Massachusetts 3:05:07 1
1969 * Sara Mae Berman Massachusetts 3:22:46 1
1968 * Roberta Gibb California 3:30:30 1
1967 * Roberta Gibb California 3:27:17 1
1966 * Roberta Gibb Massachusetts 3:31:40 1
Key: * - Race Was Unofficial
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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