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Kenya's Kiplagat, Kirui win Boston Marathon foot races

Posted at 9:07 AM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 12:25:14-04

BOSTON (AP) -- UPDATE (9:19 a.m.): Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui has won the Boston Marathon -- his first marathon victory ever.

Kirui outran Galen Rupp of the U.S. to take Monday's 121st running of the race in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 36 seconds.

He took seventh in last year's Amsterdam Marathon and third at Rotterdam.

Rupp finished unofficially in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 58 seconds.

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Edna Kiplagat has won her Boston Marathon debut.

The Kenyan policewoman opened up a big lead heading into the Newton hills, and she cruised to victory in an unofficial 2 hours, 21 minutes, 53 seconds in Monday's 121st running of the race.

It's the first time Kiplagat, a two-time world champion, has raced Boston.

She's won in London, New York City and Los Angeles.