The 10 Fastest Winning Times in Boston Marathon History (Men and Women)
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!
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|2.||Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot||2:05:52||2010||Kenya|
|3.||Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot||2:07:14||2006||Kenya|
|6.||Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot||2:07:45||2008||Kenya|
|7.||Robert de Castella||2:07:51||1986||Australia|
Posted on April 21, 2014, in Track and Field and tagged best, boston marathon, fastest, Geoffrey Mutai, history, marathon, Meb Keflezighi, men, Rita Jeptoo, running, times, winning, women. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.