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Kenyan and Ethiopian Win Boston Marathon


Monday, April 20, 2009
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Kenya’s Salina Kosgei and Ethiopia’s Deriba Merga won today’s Boston marathon’s women and men’s races respectively.

Kosgei’s win was the closest in the 113 year history of the marathon, beating defending champion Dire Tune of Ethiopia by one second.

The winners will receive $150,000 each.

Kosgei’s time was 2:32:16s while Merga’s more convincing win clocked in at 2:08:42.

26,386 runners participated in this year’s Boston marathon.

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