Boston Marathon 2024 Recap

Recap of Boston Marathon 2024

Sisay Lemma set a blistering pace in the first half of the Boston Marathon, taking an early lead of over half a mile. Despite slowing down due to the hot weather, he maintained his lead to finish in 2:6:17, the 10th fastest time in the race's history.

Lemma's strategy of starting fast paid off, showcasing his dominance on the course. Fellow Ethiopian Mohamed Esa closed the gap through the last few miles, finishing second by 41 seconds; two-time defending champion Evans Chebet was third.

Boston Marathon has become one of the most prestigious and sought-after races in the world. In this 128th edition, a staggering 30,000 participants from all over the globe have come together to test their limits and chase their dreams of crossing the historic finish line on Boylston Street for 26.2-mile (42.2 km)

Hellen Obiri of Kenya secured her second consecutive victory in the Boston Marathon women's race with a finishing time of 2:22:37, becoming the first back-to-back winner since 2005.

She surged ahead in the final stretch, leaving behind a pack of 20 runners. Sharon Lokedi claimed second place with a time of 2:22:45, while Edna Kiplagat took third at 2:23:21, completing Kenya's domination of the top three spots.

Obiri's victory adds to her triumph at the 2023 New York City Marathon. Emma Bates was the first American woman across the finish line, finishing in 2:27:14, followed by Sara Hall and Des Linden.

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