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.
Korir, second last year, headlines field for Oct. 7 race The first time Wesley Korir ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, in 2008, he was just another runner.
After an amazing race under the hot sun, Wesley Korir is the Men's Elite Winner in the 2012 Boston Marathon, finishing with a time of 2:12:40. Finishing behind Korir was Levy Matebo with a time of 2:13:06 and Bernard Kipyego with a ...
Kenya's Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop captured titles at the 116th Boston Marathon in heat that slowed the pace of world-class racers trying to impress Olympic selectors.
Kenyans conquered an unusually-hot Boston Marathon, with Wesley Korir winning in 2 hours, 12 minutes, and 40 seconds. Sharon Cherop beat out another Kenyan, Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, in a last-minute sprint; Cherop clocked in at 2 hou...