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Hellen Obiri retains Boston marathon title head of Lokedi and Kiplagat

Two time world 5,000m champion Hellen Onsando Obiri retained her Boston Marathon title held today in the USA.

Obiri won the title, leading a podium sweep for Kenyans with compatriots Sharon Lokedi and Edna Kiplagat taking positions two and three repectively.

Obiri sprinted in the last 2km to beat Lokedi in 2:22:37 and 2:22:45 while Kiplagat completed the podium at 2:23:21.

Obiri became the sixth woman to make it back-to-back titles in Boston after winning the New York Marathon last year.

Selected Results

Women
1. Hellen Obiri (KEN) 2:22:37
2. Sharon Lokedi (KEN) — 2:22:45
3. Edna Kiplagat (KEN) — 2:23:21
4. Buze Diriba (ETH) — 2:24:04
5. Senbere Teferi (ETH) — 2:24:04
6. Mary Ngugi (KEN) — 2:24:24
7. Workenesh Edesa (ETH) — 2:24:47
8. Fatima Gardadi (MOR) — 2:24:53
9. Tiruye Mesfin (ETH) — 2:24:58
10. Dera Dida (ETH) — 2:25:16
12. Emma Bates (USA) — 2:27:14
15. Sara Hall (USA) — 2:27:58
16. Des Linden (USA) — 2:28:27
18. Jenny Simpson (USA) — 2:31:39

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