Monday, April 19, 2010

Boston Marathon Champions

Congratulations to the winners of the 114th Boston Marathon. This year was a terribly exciting race!

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!


  1. LOL Much less impressive hardly ;-) I'd be thrilled tor un 5 miles, but're right- those competitors kicked some butt in the marathion today!

  2. Thanks! I know lots of people don't (or can't) run as much as I do, but it's really hard not to feel like a bum when you are watching those marathoners! They are so incredible (and I'm such a loser, I teared up at the end of the women's race because she held onto the lead and nobody thought she would!)