The exciting end of the Boston Marathon for Women marks a historic anniversary

As a Kenyan Evans Chebet crossed the finish line to win the Boston Marathon Men’s race, it was clear that the story of the day unfolded four miles behind him!

In the women’s race, which started eight minutes after the men, a Kenyan friend Perez JepchirchirOlympic gold medalist Ababel Yeshane were going to throw Kenya Joyce JepkosgeyThe world number 2 female marathoner last year.

For the next nine minutes, Jepchirchir and Yeshane ran side by side. They collided with each other several times. Yeshane finally jumped forward. Then Cherpchirchir countered. In the last mile they changed the leader six times.

Jepchirchir moved forward, seeing the finish line on Boyleston Street. He crossed it 2 hours, 21 minutes, 1 second, just four seconds ahead of Yeshane.

It was a fight over the centuries that cemented Jepchirchir as the world’s best female marathoner. And it happened on the 50th anniversary of the first official women’s race in Boston, the world’s oldest annual marathon, dating back to 1897.

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“When you see the end, when you see the finishing touches, here comes the power,” said Jepchirchir, a 28-year-old mother, on USA Network.

Already the only person to win an Olympic և New York City marathon in his career, Gepchirchire has now won eight of the three most prestigious marathons in eight months.

He grew up on the racetrack, running two or three miles every day to school and returning to a family of farmers who grew tea and corn.

In 2016, she won the World Half Marathon, then had a daughter Natalia In October 2017, he returned with his first victory in the marathon in December 2019.

“I remember when my daughter Natalia was 6 months old, when I started training, sometimes I woke up to change quickly to go to training, then she wakes up too, so I would stay and breastfeed first,” said Jepchirchir. said before Boston, according to Olympics.com. “It was not easy, but I worked extra hard to get rid of excess weight and return to my normal fitness. Having a baby somehow motivated me. I worked harder knowing that someone depended on me. ”

He initially dropped out of the Kenyan Olympic team in January 2020, then won the December 2020 Valencia Marathon at the best time of the year (2:17:16), starting what is now a five-marathon streak of victories.

Kenya: Mary Ngugi It was the third Monday. He was a top American Nell Rojas On the 10th. lindenThe last American runner to win in Boston in 2018 was the 13th.

“I’m nearing the end of my marathon career, because nothing significant has happened in the last few years or major events, it’s easy to be like. What does it mean? This is not really fun“- says Linden, 38, who has not yet decided whether he will participate in the 2024 Olympics. “A day like today ignites fire and passion.

“If they continue to invite me [to Boston]I will continue to introduce myself. “

Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel came out about 16 miles away with a thigh pain.

Chebett clocked 2:06:51 to win her first major marathon, topping the podium sweep of the first Kenyan men’s podium in Boston since 2012. The winner of Boston 2019 Lawrence Cherono was second, 30 seconds behind, followed Benson Kiprutowho won in Boston last year when it was held in October.

“At first I was not sure, I did not know I would be a winner,” said Chebet. “I noticed that my colleagues were nowhere near me; it motivated me, it gave me the determination to strike, to become a winner.”

Chebett had the second-fastest personal best, probably the deepest ever on the Boston field, after winning the 2020 Valencia Marathon 2:03:00. The Kalenji farmer defeated nine marathon runners-up on Monday.

Scott Fable 2:08:52 was the seventh best man in the United States, the second fastest marathon for Americans since the beginning of 2020.

Boston celebrated its traditional Patriots’ Day for the first time since 2019. The race was practically held in 2020, postponed to October 2021 due to the coronavirus epidemic.

This year’s Boston Plains were arguably the best ever, thanks in large part to another major spring marathon, London, which was postponed to October for the third year in a row due to an epidemic.

American: Daniel Romanchuk He won the men’s wheelchair race with a score of 1:26:58, after the current champion Marcel Hug They left Switzerland before morning.

Swiss: Manuela Shar In her last five Boston Marathons, she won her fourth title in the women’s wheelchair.

The next major marathon is the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, in July. A two-time Olympic medalist is included in the US qualifying tournament Crazy RupeeSeydel, Emma Bates և: Sarah Hall.

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