Kenya’s Benson Kipruto won his first major marathon title in the Boston Marathon in two hours, nine minutes and 51 seconds on Monday.
American CJ Albertson set the aggressive first pace to lead the field in the first half with a time of two minutes 1 13 seconds, but saw the start of his head break in the mountainous area after crossing 20 miles, as a hard pack overtook him.
Kipruto, who won the Prague Marathon in May, took less than 10km and took an ers1-second lead along Boyleston Street when he broke the tape.
Ethiopian Lemi Berhanu and Jemal Yemar finished second and third, respectively.
For the 125th race of the world’s oldest annual marathon, teams of professional men and women in Massachusetts raised the temperature from Hopkinton to as0 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6 degrees Celsius) in humid conditions.
Due to the Covid-1 pandemic epidemic, the organizers postponed the race from its normal April date and made other adjustments to the race, including limiting the participation of 20,000 participants and requiring proof of the Covid-1 vaccine or a negative test.
The London Marathon changed its usual April to October 3 and the Chicago Marathon to October 10, changing the schedule for a tougher autumn race schedule.
The competition was canceled in 2020 due to the epidemic.


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