Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings. Jeptoo finished Monday's race in a course-record 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds.  She becomes the seventh three-time Boston Marathon champion.
Jeptoo broke away from a group of five runners at the 23-mile mark.  Buzunesh Deba finished second with an unofficial time of 2:19:59. American Shalane Flanagan finished fifth after leading for more than half the race. She took a gamble by setting the early pace. She ran her first mile in 5 minutes, 11 seconds, but fell back on the Newton Hills about 21 miles into the race.
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