The Boston Marathon for this year is back with a bang!
The 125th running of the annual marathon race which is being held on Monday, October 11 in Boston, Massachusetts is underway right now.
We are here to give the latest updates on the ongoing historic race and its winners.
— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) October 11, 2021
The Boston Marathon is being held in the month of October for the first time in its history of 125 years. Although the timing of the marathon has been different this year, the race still remains the same.
Boston Marathon 2021 Result: Check out the Winner Names
That is, athletes are competing for over a distance of 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometers) just like every year to take home the prize money as well as to be honored with the title of Boston Marathon champion.
Below are the winners of the 2021 Boston Marathon:
- Men’s wheelchair: Won by Marcel Hug of Switzerland
- Women’s wheelchair: Won by Manuela Schär of Switzerland
- Men’s elite: Won by Benson Kipruto of Kenya
- Women’s elite: Won by Diana Kipyogei of Kenya
— Boston Marathon Pro (@BostonMar_Pro) October 11, 2021
Diana Kipyogei of Kenya won the 2021 Boston Marathon by 11:09 a.m. With this win, she emerged as the women’s elite winner of the 2021 Boston Marathon. The time taken by her is 2:24:45.
Kipyogei took the lead near the 18-mile marker after Netsanet Gudeta of Ethiopia seemed to take over 27-year-old Kenyan. Kipyogei took a 15-second lead by Mile 24. Although Edna Kiplagat of Kenya tried to take over Kipyogei, the latter won the race and emerged as the women’s elite winner of the 2021 Boston Marathon. This is the first World Marathon Major win for Kipyogei.
Edna Kiplagat took second place while Mary Ngugi ended in third place. Their respective timings were 2:25:09 and 2:25:20.
Benson Kipruto of Kenya won the 2021 Boston Marathon at 10:46 a.m. He emerged as the winner of the men’s 2021 Boston Marathon in a record time of 2:09:51.
The second place is taken by Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu and the third place is taken by Ethiopia’s Jemal Yimer in respective times of 2:10:37 and 2:10:38.
Manuela Schär of Switzerland emerged as the winner of women’s wheelchair by 9:40 a.m. She won this title in a record time of 1:35:21. She won the race by a margin of 15 minutes.
Second Place: Tatyana McFadden (1:50:20)
Third place: Yen Hoang (1:51:25)
Marcel Hug won the men’s wheelchair race by finishing it in a record time of 1:18:11. This is his fifth win in Boston. He was almost close to breaking his own course record, however, missed.
Second Place: Daniel Romanchuk (1:25:46)
Third place: Ernst Van Dyk (1:28:43)
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