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2014: Chumba, Tsegaye victorious in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan (SportsNetwork.com) - For the fifth time and third straight year, a Kenyan won the Tokyo Marathon.

This time it was Dickson Chumba, who recorded the fastest marathon in history during the month of February. His time was a personal best 2:05.41 to gain his third career marathon victory. Chumba, 27, also won the Eindhoven Marathon in 2012 and Rome Marathon in 2011.

Ethiopia's Tadese Tola finished second, followed by his countryman Sammy Kitwara.

On the women's side, Ethiopia's Tirfi Tsegaye gave her country its third straight Tokyo Marathon title. Tsegaye posted a winning time of 2:22.23. Berhane Dibaba, also of Ethiopia, finished second, just .07 seconds behind Tsegaye. Lucy Kabuu of Kenya was third.

It was Tsegaye's four career marathon victory. She won the Dubai Marathon in January 2013 and has been a winner at Paris, Shanghai and Porto.
Tokyo Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries

Kipsang, Kiplagat capture London Marathon titles
London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - It was a Kenya sweep at the London Marathon on Sunday. Wilson Kipsang captured the men's title, while Edna Kiplagat won the women's crown.

The 32-year-old Kipsang, the 2012 London Marathon champion, finished in a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 29 seconds, a course record. He is the current world record holder in the marathon with a time of 2:03:23, which he established at the 2013 Berlin Marathon.

Kenya's Stanley Biwott (2:04:55) was second, followed by 2013 champion Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia (2:06:30) and fellow countrymen Ayele Abshero (2:06:31) and Tsegaye Mekonnen (2:08:06).  continue>>

London Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountriesUSA: MW

Jeptoo, Keflezighi win Boston Marathon titles
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Kenya's Rita Jeptoo claimed her second straight Boston Marathon title on Monday and Meb Keflezighi became the first American male to win the oldest marathon in 31 years.

Jeptoo crossed the finish line in a course record time of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 57 seconds, shattering the previous mark of 2:20:43 set by Kenya's Margaret Okayo in 2002.

It was the third Boston Marathon victory for Jeptoo, as she first claimed the title in 2006. Six others have also won at least three Boston titles and only fellow Kenyan Catherine Ndereba has four.

Keflezighi then held off Kenya's Wilson Chebet to capture the men's crown, finishing in 2:08:37. He won the New York City Marathon in 2009 and became the first American winner in Boston since Greg Meyer in 1983.  continue>>

Boston Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountry | USA: MW

Kimetto, Tsegaye win Berlin Marathon titles
Berlin, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Dennis Kimetto of Kenya and Ethiopia's Tirfi Tsegaye won the titles at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

Kimetto finished in a time of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds, setting a world record while becoming the first man to break the 2-hour, 3-minute mark. The old record was 2:03:23 by Kenya's Wilson Kipsang last year in Berlin.

Fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai finished 16 seconds behind Kimetto, as the two mirrored their finish at the 2013 Chicago Marathon. It was a two-man race, as Ethiopia's Abera Kuma was 2:59 behind the winner in third.  continue>>

Berlin Marathon:  Route | Winners:MWCountriesUSA: MW

Kipchoge, Jeptoo win titles
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge captured the men's title at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, while countrymate Rita Jeptoo won the women's crown for a second consecutive year.

Kipchoge finished in a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 11 seconds to edge Sammy Kitwara by 17 seconds. Dickson Chumba completed the 1-2-3 Kenyan finish by coming in third place, four seconds slower than Kitwara.

It was the first major marathon win for Kipchoge, who captured two Olympic medals in the 5,000 meters.  continue>>

Chicago Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries | USA: MW

New York City Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries | USA: MW

New York City Marathon Winners - Women's Division
YearWinnerAgeCountryTime
2014 Priscah Jeptoo 28 Kenya 2:25:07
2012 Canceled
2011 Firehiwot Dado 27 Ethiopia 2:23:15
2010 Edna Kiplagat 31 Kenya 2:28:20
2009 Derartu Tulu 37 Ethiopia 2:28:52
2008 Paula Radcliffe 34 Great Britain 2:23:56
2007 Paula Radcliffe 33 Great Britain 2:23:09
2006 Jelena Prokopcuka 30 Latvia 2:25:05
2005 Jelena Prokopcuka 29 Latvia 2:24:41
2004 Paula Radcliffe 30 Great Britain 2:23:10
2003 Margaret Okayo 27 Kenya 2:22:31
2002 Joyce Chepchumba 31 Kenya 2:25:56
2001 Margaret Okayo 25 Kenya 2:24:21
2000 Ludmila Petrova 32 Russia 2:25:45
1999 Adriana Fernandez 28 Mexico 2:25:06
1998 Franca Fiacconi 33 Italy 2:25:17
1997 Franziska Rochat-Moser 31 Switzerland 2:28:43
1996 Anuta Catuna 28 Romania 2:28:18
1995 Tegla Loroupe 22 Kenya 2:28:06
1994 Tegla Loroupe 21 Kenya 2:27:37
1993 Uta Pippig 28 Germany 2:26:24
1992 Lisa Ondieki 32 Australia 2:24:40
1991 Liz McColgan 27 Great Britain 2:27:32
1990 Wanda Panfil 31 Mexico 2:30:45
1989 Ingrid Kristiansen 33 Norway 2:25:30
1988 Grete Waitz 35 Norway 2:28:07
1987 Priscilla Welch 42 USA (CO) 2:30:17
1986 Grete Waitz 33 Norway 2:28:06
1985 Grete Waitz 32 Norway 2:28:34
1984 Grete Waitz 31 Norway 2:29:30
1983 Grete Waitz 30 Norway 2:27:00
1982 Grete Waitz 29 Norway 2:27:14
1981 Allison Roe 25 New Zealand 2:25:29
1980 Grete Waitz 27 Norway 2:25:41
1979 Grete Waitz 26 Norway 2:27:33
1978 Grete Waitz 25 Norway 2:32:29
1977 Miki Gorman 42 USA (CA) 2:43:10
1976 Miki Gorman 41 USA (CA) 2:39:11
1975 Kim Merritt 20 USA (WI) 2:46:14
1974 Katherine Switzer 27 USA (NY) 3:07:29
1973 Nina Kuscsik 34 USA (NY) 2:57:07
1972 Nina Kuscsik 33 USA (NY) 3:08:41
1971 Beth Bonner 19 USA (NJ) 2:55:22
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2014-14 World Marathon Championship - Leaderboard (Men)
RankNameCountryPts
1 Lelisa Desisa    Ethiopia 40
2 Tsegaye Kebede    Ethiopia 30
T3 Dennis Kimetto    Kenya 25
T3 Stephen Kiprotich    Uganda 25
T5 Michael Kipyego    Kenya 15
T5 Micah Kogo    Kenya 15
T5 Emmanuel Mutai    Kenya 15
T8 Ayele Absero    Ethiopia 10
T8 Gebreghziabher Gebremairiam    Ethiopia 10
T8 Bernard Kipyego    Kenya 10
The World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Virgin London Marathon, Boston Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and ING New York City Marathon. In creating the World Marathon Majors, the organizers of these six races recognized an opportunity to advance the sport, raise awareness of its athletes and increase the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts.

The total score for each athlete in a series will consist of points earned from a maximum of four Qualifying Races during that two-year cycle. To be eligible for the jackpot, an athlete must compete in a minimum of one Qualifying Race during each year of the series.

POINTS PER RACE
1st place - 25 points
2nd place - 15 points
3rd place - 10 points
4th place - 5 points
5th place - 1 point

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