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Cheruiyot and Erkesso win Boston

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot finished in 2:05:52.
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia held off Russia's Tatyana Pushkareva to capture the women's title at the Boston Marathon, while Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya claimed the men's crown in record fashion.

Cheruiyot, who is no relation to four-time Boston winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, finished in a time of two hours, five minutes and 52 seconds, smashing the previous record of 2:07:14 set by his similar namesake in 2006.

"I was not thinking about 2:05, I wanted to show my talent," said Cheruiyot, who earned a first prize of $150,000 plus a course record bonus of $25,000.  continue>>
London Marathon Champions (Men's Division)
Year Winner Time Country
2010 Tsegaye Kebede 2:05:19 Ethiopia
2009 Samuel Wanjiru 2:05:10 Kenya
2008 Martin Lel 2:05:15 Kenya
2007 Martin Lel 2:07:41 Kenya
2006 Felix Limo 2:06:39 Kenya
2005 Martin Lel 2:07:26 Kenya
2004 Evans Rutto 2:06:18 Kenya
2003 Gezahegne Abera 2:07:56 Ethiopia
2002 Khalid Khannouchi 2:05:38 United States
2001 Abdelkadel El Mouaziz 2:07:09 Morocco
2000 Antonio Pinto 2:06:36 Portugal
1999 Abdelkadel El Mouaziz 2:07:57 Morocco
1998 Abel Anton 2:07:57 Spain
1997 Antonio Pinto 2:07:55 Portugal
1996 Dionicio Ceron 2:10:00 Mexico
1995 Dionicio Ceron 2:08:30 Mexico
1994 Dionicio Ceron 2:08:53 Mexico
1993 Eamonn Martin 2:10:50 United Kingdom
1992 Antonio Pinto 2:10:02 Portugal
1991 Yakov Telstikov 2:09:17 Soviet Union
1990 Allister Hutton 2:10:10 United Kingdom
1989 Douglas Wakiihuri 2:09:03 Kenya
1988 Henrik Jergensen 2:10:20 Denmark
1987 Hiromi Taniguichi 2:09:50 Japan
1986 Toshihiko Seko 2:10:02 Japan
1985 Steve Jones 2:08:16 United Kingdom
1984 Charlie Spedding 2:09:57 United Kingdom
1983 Mike Gratton 2:09:43 United Kingdom
1982 Hugh Jones 2:09:24 United Kingdom
1981 Dick Beardsley
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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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