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April 18, 2023

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Obiri is the only woman to have won world titles in indoor track, outdoor track and cross-country. She has won six of her eight half-marathons and finished on the podium.

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Evans Chebet, Obiri Win Boston Marathon

Evans Chebet, Obiri Win Boston Marathon

Hellen Obiri

Kipchoge Finishes 6th

Boston’s Marathon champion, Evans Chebet defended his title on Monday after finishing first in a time of 2hr 5min 54sec, ahead of Tanzania’s Gabriel Geay  2:06:04, and compatriot Benson Kipruto third in 2:06:04.

Chebet became the first man to defend the Boston crown since compatriot Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot completed a hat trick of victories between 2006-2008. Benson Kipruto won the marathon in 2021. winner.

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge, who was making a debut at the Boston Marathon finished sixth in 2:09:23, around three-and-a-half minutes adrift of Chebet.

Hellen Obiri, a two-time world champion over 5,000m, hit the finish line at 2hr 21min 38sec to finish ahead of her challenger; Ethiopia’s Beriso.

Beriso took second in 2:21:50 while Israel’s Lonah Salpeter took third in 2:21:57.

Obiri is the only woman to have won world titles in indoor track, outdoor track and cross-country. She has won six of her eight half-marathons and finished on the podium.

The Boston Marathon route starts in Hopkinton, through the hills around Newton, and ends downhill in Boston and is touted as one of the most difficult races in the Abbott six.

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