On a day of remembrance, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo successfully defends her Boston Marathon title


April 21, 2014, BOSTON (ISN) – Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.

 Jeptoo finished Monday’s race in a course-record 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds. She becomes the seventh three-time Boston Marathon champion.

Jeptoo broke away from a group of five runners at the 23-mile mark. Buzunesh Deba finished second with an unofficial time of 2:19:59.

American Shalane Flanagan finished fifth after leading for more than half the race.

Lanni Marchant of London, Ont., was the top Canadian in 14th.


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