Kenyan Runners Sweep 121st Boston Marathon

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The starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
The starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

Two Kenyan runners are the winners of this year's Boston Marathon, with a field of 30,000 runners registered for the race.

Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat both made their Boston debut with first place finishes. American  Jordon Hasay also made a splash as the first American woman to finish and third overall — despite it being her first marathon.


Alex Ashlock, producer and director of NPR's Here & Now. He tweets @aashlock.

Fred Thys, WBUR reporter. He tweets @fredthys.

Martha Bebinger, WBUR reporter. She tweets @mbebinger.

This segment aired on April 17, 2017.


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