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Published April 19 2010

Kenyan sets Boston Marathon record

Boston

Kenya's Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (CHEER-ee-yot) has won the Boston Marathon and broken the course record.

That record was set in 2006 by four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, who's not related.

Cheruiyot won this time in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds, finishing 91 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Tekeste Kebede. Defending champion Deriba Merga was third, followed by Americans Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi.

Ethiopia's Teyba Erkesso (TAY-ee-bah Er-KESS-oh) won the women's race in an unofficial time of 2:26:11, outsprinting Russia's Tatyana Pushkareva (Ta-tee-Ah-nah Poosh-kar-rYO-vah) to win by three seconds in the third-closest women's finish in event history.

Read more in Tuesday's Forum sports section.