Americans finish on podium at Boston Marathon, pair of Kenyans win
- Author: Lila Blake Apr 18, 2017,
Apr 18, 2017, 1:22
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans also ran for the first time since the Boston Marathon bombings.
Switzer's then-boyfriend pushed Semple away, and Switzer continued the race, finishing in four hours and 20 minutes. This year Switzer returns to run the 26.2 miles, but the organizers will be honoring her instead of trying to throw her out.
In her memoir "Marathon Woman", Switzer describes how Briggs told her about the 15 Boston Marathons he ran in until she couldn't take it anymore.
Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday - his first marathon victory ever.
Keflezighi, who turns 42 on May 5, is set to retire after this year's NY marathon, but did not rule out a future Boston run as an amateur. "I wasn't there to prove anything", she said (via the Boston Globe).
The women have delivered another world best in the Boston Marathon wheelchair races. "I'm very happy for winning Boston".
"Women who are empowered can change the whole society around them for the better and running - I know it sounds insane - but one foot in front of the other, it's a transformational experience". He plans to run the New York Marathon, which he won in 2009, one last time in the fall before retiring. This year, some of those the pack included a formerly homeless man who was running to raise money for a homeless shelter, and Ben Beach going for an unprecedented 50th straight Boston finish.
The winners' times on the point-to-point Boston course are considered a world best and not a world record because of the possibility of a supportive tailwind like the one on Monday. "The roads were good".
After finishing Monday's race with a time of 5:46:13, Sanchez told CBS's David Wade that he had been given the flag by his fellow servicemen, who also signed it.
Security was high along the course, that begins in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and passes through Boston's suburbs to the finish line on Boylston Street, where a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers in 2013 set off two homemade bombs, killing three people and injuring more than 200.
"In 2013, I was a spectator just like the three victims and when I saw the 8-year-old. the first thing in my mind was that could have been my daughter", said Keflezighi.