Boston Marathon: Kipruto and Kipyogei land Kenyan double – NewsEverything Africa

Kenya's Benson Kipruto crosses the line to win the men's race in Boston
Kenya’s Benson Kipruto provides the Boston Marathon title to his triumph in Prague earlier this yr

Benson Kipruto gained the Boston Marathon on Monday to safe the most important win of his profession, whereas Diana Kipyogei accomplished a Kenyan double within the ladies’s race.

Kipruto ran two hours, 9 minutes and 51 seconds over the punishing up-and-down course in Massachusetts.

The 30-year-old dramatically elevated his tempo after reaching midway in 1:06.22 as he ran his second 13.1 miles in 1:03.29.

Kipruto’s profitable time left him 46 seconds forward of Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu, with the runner-up’s compatriot Jemal Yimer taking third in 2:10.38.

Kipyogei triumphed within the ladies’s race in 2:24.45, forward of fellow Kenyans Edna Kiplagat (2:25.09) and Mary Ngugi (2:25.20).

The 27-year-old, who gained the Istanbul Marathon final yr, moved to the entrance after 18 miles.

Kipruto, in the meantime, established a lead over the pack by the 23-mile marker within the males’s race after long-time chief CJ Albertson pale and was caught by the pack round Heartbreak Hill.

He provides the Boston title to his win within the Prague Marathon earlier this yr and his Toronto Marathon victory in 2018.

Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei celebrate their victories in the Boston marathon
Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei have fun their landmark victories

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