Posted on 18 April 2016.
Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu Hayle easily won the 120th Boston Marathon on Patriot’s Day with a time of 2:12:45. Hayle’s powerful close over the last 5K left last year’s winner Lelisa Desisa nearly a minute back
Desisa finished in second place in 2:13:32. Yemane Adhane Tsegay passed Wesley Korir to claim third place in 2:14:02. Korir finished fourth in 2:14:05.
2016 Boston Marathon Top 10 Male Results
- Lemi Berhanu Hayle (Ethiopia) – 2:12:45
- Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) – 2:13:32
- Yemane Adhane Tsegay (Ethiopia) – 2:14:02
- Wesley Korir (Kenya) – 2:14:05
- Paul Lonyangata (Kenya) – 2:15:45
- Sammy Kitwara (Kenya) – 2:16:43
- Stephen Chebogut (Kenya) – 2:16:52
- Abdi Nageeye (Netherlands) – 2:18:05
- Getu Feleke (Ethiopia) – 2:18:46
- Zachary Hine (USA) – 2:21:37
Congrats to Zachary Hine on being the first finisher from the United States. He finished in 2:21:37.
Ethiopia’s Atsede Baysa surprised almost everyone by winning the 120th Boston Marathon. She was the top female to finish after passing Tirfi Tsegaye in the last 10K and just getting stronger and stronger until she reached the finish line. She beat Tsegaye by 44 seconds.
Tsegaye finished in 2:30:03. Third place went to Joyce Chepkirui (KEN) in 2:30:50.
2016 Boston Marathon Top 10 Female Results
- Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) – 2:29:19
- Tirfi Tsegaye (Ethiopia) – 2:30:03
- Joyce Chepkirui (Kenya) – 2:30:50
- Jelena Prokopcuka (LVA) – 2:32:28
- Valentine Kipketer (Kenya) – 2:33:13
- Flomena Cheyech Daniel (Kenya) – 2:33:40
- Buzunesh Deba (Ethiopia) – 2:33:56
- Fate Tola (Ethiopia) – 2:34:38
- Neely Spence Gracey (USA) – 2:35:00
- Mamitu Daska (Ethiopia) – 2:37:31
Congrats to Neely Spence Gracey on being the first female finisher from the United States. She ran a strong race and finished in 2:35:00 with a big gap over second American, Sarah Crouch.
Posted in Boston Marathon, Marathon
Posted on 04 November 2012.
The World Marathon Majors® (WMM) has decided that Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) and Mary Keitany (Kenya) are the champions of the 2011-2012 World Marathon Majors Series, in the wake of the cancellation of the 2012 New York City Marathon.
From BAA: With the cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, the 2011-2012 Series has concluded and there will be no additional points awarded. Mutai had already secured the Series title in advance of the New York race with 75 points tallied in winning the 2011 Boston Marathon, the 2011 ING New York City Marathon, and the 2012 BMW Berlin Marathon. Keitany secured the title with 65 points accumulated with victories at the 2011 and 2012 Virgin London Marathons, and a third place finish at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. These athletes will split the $1 million prize purse.
The New York City Marathon, that was scheduled for November 4, 2012, was cancelled after Hurricane Sandy struck the area leaving massive devastation and loss of human life.
NYRR president Mary Wittenberg along with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided less than 40 hours before the start of the scheduled marathon to cancel the race after announcing earlier in the week that the race would proceed as planned.
World Marathon Majors Male Final Leaderboard
- Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) – 75 points
- Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia) – 46 points
- Wesley Korir (Kenya) – 41 points
- Abel Kirui (Kenya) – 40 points
- Moses Mosop (Kenya) – 40 points
- Emmanual Mutai (Kenya) – 40 points
- Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – 35 points
- Patrick Makau (Kenya) – 35 points
- Martin Lel (Kenya) – 30 points
- Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) – 25 points
- Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia) – 25 points
World Marathon Majors Female Final Leaderboard
- Mary Keitany (Kenya) – 65 points
- Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) – 50 points
- Sharon Cherop (Kenya) – 45 points
- Liliya Shobukhova (Russia) – 45 points
- Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) – 40 points
- Firehiwot Dado (Ethiopia) – 30 points
- Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) – 30 points
- Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) – 26 points
- Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) – 25 points
- Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) – 25 points
- Caroline Kilel (Ethiopia) – 25 points
Complete List of Results at WorldMarathonMajors.com
Congrats to Geoffrey and Mary on their World Marathon Majors titles!
Posted in Marathon, Running