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Elite men, bulk of field start Boston Marathon

18 April 2017, 02:09 | Violet Powell

It was Evans's 19th Boston Marathon and his 52nd overall.

Kiplagat, a 38-year-old mother of two whose resume includes marathon wins in London, Moscow, New York and Daegu, ran alone for the final miles of the race and finished in 2:21:52, nearly a minute ahead of Bahrain's Rose Chelimo.

Kiplagat established herself as an elite-runner when she won the Los Angeles and New York City Marathons in 2010.

American Jordan Hasay, making her debut at the 26.2-mile distance, was third and Desi Linden was fourth — the first time since 1991 that two USA women have finished in the top four. Olympian Desiree Linden, who was looking to become the first American to win the event, was fourth at 2:25:06.

Kirui, 24, produced a devastating sprint with four miles to go to settle an enthralling tactical battle with American rival Galen Rupp, the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist.April 17, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Geoffrey Kirui and Galen Rupp race in the 2017 Boston Marathon.

Galen Rupp, 2012 Olympic silver medalist for 10,000 meters and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist for the marathon, is among the contenders, and probably the top US threat in the men's race.

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

Rupp finished unofficially in 2:09.58.

"It's going to be great", Switzer told NESN in an interview ahead of the 2017 Boston Marathon.

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On Monday, Switzer will run wearing the same number once stripped from her by an angry man who didn't want to see a woman in his race.

Manuela Schar of Switzerland finished in 1 hour, 28 minutes, 17 seconds - shattering the world best by more than five minutes.

The race has largely returned to normal four years after two bombs at the finish line in 2013 killed three people and wounded hundreds more.

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"The winners' times are considered a world best and not a world record". Sculptor Pablo Eduardo will create the markers. Switzer has since run 39marathons and started 261 Fearless, a foundation to support women runners.

The warm temperatures that hit 79 degrees at the 20-kilometer mark in Natick slowed the runners, but the strong tailwind was a boost - especially in the wheelchair races.

After he crossed the finish line, Keflezighi ran over to kiss the members of the Richard family, who lost their 8-year-old son Martin in the bombings.

Update 10:55 a.m.: Though some athletes have already completed the marathon's 26.2 miles, others haven't even started the race yet.

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