Monday, April 19, 2010
Boston Marathon Champions
Women's Champion: Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia (2:26:11) - Erkesso pulled away from the rest of the pack at the 11 mile mark. She lead for most of the race by as much as two full minutes! In the last few miles, she showed signs of fatigue, but was able to hold off second place finisher Tatyana Pushkareva of Russia for the win.
Men's Champion: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya (2:05:52 - new course record!). Cheruiyot broke away from the pack with last year's champion Deriba Merga, but then Cheruiyot pulled away from Merga late in the race. Interestingly, another Robert Cheruiyot (no relation) was the previous course record holder and had to withdraw from this year's marathon due to an injury.
Women's Wheelchair Champion: Wakako Tsuchida of Japan (1:43:32). This is Tsuchida's four consecutive Boston Marathon victory.
Men's Wheelchair Champion: Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa (1:26:53). This is Van Dyk's record ninth Boston Marathon win, including six consecutive victories from 2000-2006.
Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who participated in (or is still participating in) the 114th Boston Marathon!
I'm off to do a much less impressive 5 mile run of my own - I'll be back later this afternoon with some Anthropologie fitting room reviews!