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Kenya’s Athlete Tax May Push Away Its Top Runners

Kenyan runner Wesley Korir, winner of the 2012 Boston Marathon, tells CNN that being a runner is “like a volunteer job” for Kenyans. Now, due to a new tax on athletes’ prize money from international competitions, Kenya’s top athletes may begin competing under different nationalities in protest. Show More Summary

Boston Marathon champ signs for Chicago

2 years agoSports : Globetrotting

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.

Kenyans Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop, Win Hot Boston Marathon [Video]

Kenyan Wesley Korir won the Boston Marathon today with a 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds time. Sharon Cherop won the women’s race. ESPN reports that Korir’s race winning time was five minutes slower than the record set by Geoffrey Mutai in 2011 and was the second slowest time since 1985. Temperatures rose into the 80s today [...]Show More Summary

Kenyans Dominate Sweltering Boston Marathon

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 hours, 31 minutes, and 50 seconds. It was the second-slowest race since 1985, just...

Kenyans Korir, Cherop win Boston Marathon titles

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.

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

2 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. Show More Summary

Congratulations to Wesley Korir, 2012 Boston Marathon Men's Winner

2 years agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

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 time of 2:13:13. Show More Summary

Kenyan men, women win, place, show at Boston Marathon

The top three winners in the men's and women's divisions of Monday's Boston Marathon were all Kenyan, according to the race's website. Wesley Korir, 29, was tops among the men with an unofficial time of 2:12:41. Levy Matebo, 22, and Bernard Kipyego, 25, finished at 2:13:06 and 2:13:13, respectively. Sharon Cherop, 28, was the fastest [...]

Wesley Korir Wins LA Marathon

Wesley Korir of Kenya was the fastest man in the 25 annual LA Marathon for the second consecutive year while fellow countrywoman Edna Kiplagat won...

L.A. Marathon: Wesley Korir is champ -- again

Pulling away from a pair of fellow Kenyan countrymen in the 25th mile, Wesley Korir defended his Los Angeles Marathon title Sunday morning by winning in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 20 seconds. It was the third-fastest....

Sara run the marathon

"I feel very, very, very good," Sara Catania posts after finishing today's Los Angeles Marathon. More at Run On. Race results: Kenyan Wesley Korir won in a race record 2...

LA Marathon Winning Time: 2 Hours, 8 Minutes and 24 Seconds

Wesley Korir of Kenya won today's LA Marathon, beating the race's record from 2006. His 2:08:24 finishing time beat the previous record of 2:08:40 by 24 seconds, according to the LA Times. In the women's race, Tatiana Petrova of Russia won finishing at 2:25:29, also a record with the third-fasted time.

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