Over 28,000 runners hit the pavement Monday in the 126th Boston Marathon. The historic race takes place once again on Patriots Day this year after the COVID-19 pandemic pushed last year’s marathon back to October.
The wheelchair divisions kicked off shortly after 9 am, followed about a half hour later by the elite fields. Eleven former champions in all competed.
Peres Jepchirchir, 28, of Kenya, won the women’s division in an incredible finish not seen in years. She finished with an unofficial time of 2:21:01, narrowly defeating Ababel Yeshaneh, 30, of Ethiopia.
Evans Chebet, 33, of Kenya, won the professional men’s division with an unofficial time of 2:06:51. It’s the first time he’s finished the Boston Marathon and this is his first major title.
Manuela Schar, 37, of Switzerland, who previously won the Boston Marathon in 2017, 2019 and 2021, took the women’s wheelchair division with an unofficial time of 1:41:08.
Twenty-three-year-old American Daniel Romanchuk won the men’s wheelchair division with an unofficial time of 1:26:58. He previously won the Boston Marathon in 2019.
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