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Wesley Korir Wins the 116th Boston Marathon (Results)

Kenyan Wesley Korir won the 116th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2012, with a time of 2:12:40.

Korir said afterwards in his come from behind victory, “So let me go at a consistent pace and let me see if I can catch up with them.”

“Near mile 20, someone shouted that I was in sixth. I knew if I went too hard, too soon, that I would cramp up. I saw the guys in front of me and I thought, ‘Let me get fifth.’ Then I passed the guy in fourth and I thought wow, ‘I could get fourth.’ When I saw the guy in front of him, I thought, ‘Wow, I could get on the podium.'”

Korir took home $150,000.00 for winning the Boston Marathon.

Kenyans rounded out the podium with Levy Matebo in second place and Kipyego in third.

American Jason Hartmann took 4th place.

2012 Boston Marathon Elite Male Results

  1. Wesley Korir (KEN) – 2:12:40
  2. Levy Matebo (KEN)- 2:13:06
  3. Bernard Kipyego (KEN) – 2:13:13
  4. Jason Hartmann (USA) – 2:14:30
  5. Wilson Chebet (KEN) – 2:14:56
  6. Laban Korir (KEN) – 2:15:29
  7. Michel Butter (NED) – 2:16:38
  8. David Barmasai (KEN) – 2:17:16
  9. Hideaki Tamura (JPN) – 2:18:15
  10. Mathew Kisorio (KEN) – 2:18:15
  11. Tim Chichester (USA) – 2:21:10
  12. Sergio Reyes (USA) – 2:22:06
  13. Brendan Martin (USA) – 2:22:32
  14. Geb Gebremariam (ETH) – 2:22:56
  15. Uli Steidl (USA) – 2:23:08

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[photo: LA Marathon]

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