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Boston Marathon Brings Some Surprises

There was no surprise on the men’s side of the Boston Marathon, as Kenya’s Robert Cheruiyot won by recording the sixth-fastest time in Marathon history (2 hours, 7 minutes, 46 seconds). He took home the richest prize for any marathon in the world: $150,000. He won by a full 27 seconds and coasted for most of the rest of the way.

The woman’s side was highly contested, especially toward the end as Ethiopia’s Dire Tune emerged victorious by just two seconds over Russia’s Alevtina Biktimirova. It was the closest finish for the women in the history of the Boston Marathon. Tune was the first Ethiopian woman to win since Fatuma Roba won three straight from 1997-1999. She also won a record $150,000.

My thoughts: I’d like to say that I would run one day…but that means I’d have to have a few extra hours every day to run miles and miles. I’d lose too much weight and I’d be ridiculous. But at least I would be in fabulous shape. Anyway….Kudos to all who competed. You have my respect!

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