114th edition of the Boston Marathon is already underway we already have a lead group of runners. As expected, strong contenders in the Mens event – Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, defending champion Deriba Merga, Yegon, and the US pair of Meb and Hall are all there in the mix. In the Womens race, Dire Tune and Salina Kosgei would probably be the one to watch out for.
Final Results are in – Robert Cheruiyot / Teyba Erkesso win!
21 year old Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya crossed the finish line in a stunning 2:05:51 to win the Men’s Marathon. The course record has been smashed to bits, from 2:07:14 (held by another Robert K. Cheruiyot, and 4 time winner, from 2006). The win was achieved with aggressive running, and running negative splits for the marathon, with the second half of the race run at a faster pace compared to the first half by Cheruiyot, in spite of the hills.
Second and third places went to runners from Ethiopia, with Tekeste Kebede’s 2nd place finish ahead of compatriot Deriba Merga being a real surprize.
Ryan Hall finished as the fastest US finisher at the race, finishing 4th overall in 2:08:41. Meb Keflezighi, the New York City Marathon winner finished 5th and right after Hall in 2:09:26.
Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia won the women’s marathon in 2:26:11, with Russian Tatyana Pushkareva finishing second just three seconds behind in 2:26:14. Defending champion Salina Kosgei finished third in 2:28:35.
The 2010 Boston Marathon saw the second largest field ever in its history, with 26,776 registrants.
Marathon (Men) – at Finish
- Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot KEN 2:05:52
- Tekeste Kebede ETH 2:07:23
- Deriba Merga ETH 2:08:39
- Ryan Hall USA 2:08:41
- Mebrahtom Keflezighi USA 2:09:26
- Gashaw Asfaw ETH 2:10:53
- John Komen KEN 2:11:48
- Moses Kigen Kipkosgei KEN 2:12:04
- Jason Lehmkuhle USA 2:12:24
- Alejandro Suarez MEX 2:12:33
Marathon (Women) – at Finish
- Teyba Erkesso ETH 2:26:11
- Tatyana Pushkareva RUS 2:26:14
- Salina Kosgei KEN 2:28:35
- Waynishet Girma ETH 2:28:36
- Bruna Genovese ITA 2:29:12
- Lidiya Grigoryeva RUS 2:30:31
- Yurika Nakamura JPN 2:30:40
- Weiwei Sun CHN 2:31:14
- Nailya Yulamanova RUS 2:31:48
- Albina Mayorova-Ivanova RUS 2:31:55