Boston Marathon: Korir and Cherop win marathon

Wesley Korir won the Boston Marathon yesterday in a heat-slowed unofficial time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds. Sharon Cherop won the women’s race to complete the Kenyan sweep, outsprinting fellow Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong to win in an unofficial 2 hours, 31 minutes, 50 seconds.

Joshua Cassidy of Canada won the men’s wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon, comfortably beating the field in world-record time. Cassidy, of Toronto, finished yesterday in 1 hour, 18 minutes and 25 seconds, which beats the world record by two seconds. American Shirley Reilly edged Japan’s Wakako Tsuchida during a sprint to the finish line to win the women’s wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon. Reilly finished in 1 hour 37 minutes and 36 seconds yesterday, one second ahead of  defending champion Tsuchida.

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