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>>
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>>
NYC Marathon American Champions (Women)
Year Winner State Time Finish
2010 Shalane Flanagan Oregon2:28:402
2009 Magdalena Lewy Boulet California2:32:176
2008 Kara Goucher Oregon2:25:533
2007 Christine Lundy California2:43:2111
2006 Deena Kastor California2:27:546
2005 Jen Rhines California2:37:0718
2004 Jenny Crain Wisconsin2:41:0615
2003 Sylvia Mosqueda Louisiana2:33:1110
2002 Marla Runyan Oregon2:27:105
2001 Denna Drossin California2:26:587
2000 Gordon Bakoulis New York2:45:1716
1999 Kimberly Griffin New York2:48:2912
1998 Libbie Hickman Colorado2:33:066
1997 Kim Jones Washington2:32:006
1996 Kim Jones Washington2:34:464
1995 Regina Ronan New York2:48:3419
1994 Anne Marie Letko New Jersey2:30:193
1993 Ellen Gibson Utah2:50:1716
1992 Gordon Bloch New York2:33:266
1991 Joan Samuelson Maine2:33:406
1990 Kim Jones Washington2:30:502
1989 Kim Jones Washington2:27:542
1988 Joan Samuelson Maine2:32:403
1987 Priscilla Welch Colorado2:30:171
1986 Sharlet Gilbert California2:38:2410
1985 Sue King Alabama2:37:387
1984 Judi St. Milaire Massachusetts2:37:495
1983 Nancy Ditz California2:35:315
1982 Julie Brown California2:28:332
1981 Julie Shea North Carolina2:30:113
1980 Patti Catalano Massachusetts2:29:332
1979 Patti Lyons Massachusetts2:40:194
1978 Martha Cooksey California2:41:492
1977 Miki Gorman California2:43:101
1976 Miki Gorman California2:39:111
1975 Kim Merritt Wisconsin2:46:141
1974 Kathrine Switzer New York3:07:291
1973 Nina Kuscsik New York2:57:071
1972 Nina Kuscsik New York3:08:411
1971 Beth Bonner New Jersey2:55:221
1970 No female finishers

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