Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi Wins Boston Marathon in 2:15:58

Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi won the men’s 2018 Boston Marathon on a drearily cold and wet Monday morning in Boston with a time of 2:15:58.

He is the first Japanese to win the race since Toshihiko Seko did it in 1987.

Shamrock Biwott was the highest placing American male with a time of 2:18:35, good enough for 3rd place overall, followed closely by teammates Tyler Pennel in 4th place and Andrew Bumbalough in 5th.

Top 5 Boston Marathon Men for 2018

  1. Yuki Kawauchi – 2:15:58 (JPN)
  2. Geoffrey Kirui – 2:18:23 (KEN)
  3. Shadrack Biwott – 2:18:35 (USA)
  4. Tyler Pennel – 2:18:57 (USA)
  5. Andrew Bumbalough – 2:19:52 (USA)

Congrats to all these men and all the runners who ran today in the Boston Marathon.

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