Two Kenyans take top prizes at Boston Marathon

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Monday, April 17, 2017
Runners head to the finish line in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston.

BOSTON -- It's Kenyan Day at the Boston Marathon. Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat ran to victory in Monday's 121st running of the race. Both were making their Boston debuts.

Kirui outran Galen Rupp of the U.S. to take the men's race in an official time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 37 seconds. Rupp, also running his first Boston, trailed by 21 seconds.

Kiplagat opened up a big lead heading into the dreaded Newton Hills and won in an official 2 hours, 21 minutes, 52 seconds.

Jordan Hasay, racing her first ever marathon, finished third, and fellow American Desi Linden was fourth.