The 10 Fastest Winning Times in Boston Marathon History (Men and Women)

American Meb Keflezighi Has Won The 2014 Boston Marathon With The 10th Fastest Men's Winning Time In History. Keny'a Rita Jeptoo Won It With The Fastest Women's Winning Time Ever.

American Meb Keflezighi Has Won The 2014 Boston Marathon With The 10th Fastest Men’s Winning Time In History. Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo Won It With The Fastest Women’s Winning Time Ever.

On the heels of last year’s bombing tragedy, a true American has won the Boston Marathon – the first in over 30 years. Meb Keflezighi (38 years old), who also won the New York City Marathon in 2009, came in early this afternoon at 2:08:37. That’s the 10th fastest winning time ever.

Keflezighi emigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 12 from Eritrea, Africa. He attended middle school and high school in San Diego, before finishing up his education as a graduate of UCLA.

On the women’s side, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won her third Boston Marathon and second of back-to-back – with the fastest women’s winning time in history. Now how about that? She’s just 10 minutes off of cracking the men’s top 10. And how about that!

Please take a look at yesterday’s post, Sports List of the Day‘s tribute to victims of the bombing and multiple winners of the Boston Marathon.

Take time to remember those who lost their lives and their families, and those who were injured, however you feel appropriate.

MEN

MARATHONER TIME YEAR COUNTRY
1. Geoffrey Mutai 2:03:02 2011 Kenya
2. Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot 2:05:52 2010 Kenya
3. Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot 2:07:14 2006 Kenya
4. Cosmas Ndeti 2:07:15 1994 Kenya
5. Moses Tanui 2:07:34 1998 Kenya
6. Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot 2:07:45 2008 Kenya
7. Robert de Castella 2:07:51 1986 Australia
8. Ibrahim Hussein 2:08:14 1992 Kenya
9. Gelindo Bordin 2:08:19 1990 Italy
10. Meb Keflezighi 2:08:37 2014 USA

WOMEN

MARATHONER TIME YEAR COUNTRY
1. Rita Jeptoo 2:18:57 2014 Kenya
2. Margaret Okayo 2:20:43 2002 Kenya
3. Uta Pippig 2:21:45 1994 Germany
4. Caroline Kilel 2:22:36 2011 Kenya
5. Joan Benoit 2:22:43 1983 USA
6. Fatuma Roba 2:23:21 1998 Ethiopia
7. Fatuma Roba 2:23:25 1999 Ethiopia
8. Rita Jeptoo 2:23:38 2006 Kenya
9. Olga Markova 2:23:43 1992 Russia
10. Catherine Ndereba 2:23:53 2001 Kenya

Photos: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images via boston.cbslocal.com / Jim Rogash/Getty Images via boston.cbslocal.com

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Posted on April 21, 2014, in Track and Field and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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