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Boston Marathon 2012: Kenyan runners Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop win

3 years agoSports : The Early Lead

On a spring day better suited to sipping lemonade in the shade than running 26.2 miles, Kenyan runners Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop were the winners of the Boston Marathon. Korir finished in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds — the second-slowest Boston Marathon since 1985 and more than five minutes behind Geoffrey Mutai’s winning time last year. On a cool day with a tailwind, Mutai ran the fastest marathon in history a year ago; today, he was forced to drop out around the 18-mile mark because of cramping.
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