Kenya Wins Men and Women Boston Marathon Titles- Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat Takes Gold

By Thuothuo Anthony

Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat both of Kenya have won the 2017 Boston Marathon. This was Kirui’s first Boston Marathon.

He had stopped running in 2014 after a huge truck ran over his foot. Doctors in Kenya had said he’d never run again. When Kirui went to Netherlands for treatment for six months he was healed through manipulation. In 2016, he started running marathons and now winning one of the biggest titles, Boston Marathon.

He finished at 2:09:37.

Edna Kiplagat of Kenya won crossing the finish line with a brisk wind at her back to take home the highly competitive title.

Kiplagat, who pulled away from the rest early in the race, was comfortably leading. At the time Kiplagat was clocking two hours, she was looking back to see whether she could see anybody behind her, but she was alone on the track.

Edna Kiplagat is the 2011 and 2013 IAAF World Champion in the marathon. She established herself as an elite marathon runner with wins at the Los Angeles and New York City Marathons in 2010

She finished the race at 2:21:52.