Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop of Kenya win the Boston Marathon
Track and Field, Boston Marathon

Shocking news: Kenyans sweep the Boston Marathon

4/16/12 in Track and Field   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Blog Photo - Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop of Kenya win the Boston MarathonNot surprisingly, a couple Kenyans won the Boston Marathon.

On a day that was marked by relatively high temperatures, Kenyans Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop won the Boston Marathon with slower times than normal.

Korir was the men's winner with a time of 2:12:40, and Cherop won the women's division at 2:31:50.

In the wheelchair division, Canadian Joshua Cassidy set a record, finishing in only 1:18:25.

Korir is the 3rd straight Kenyan to win the men's division, and the 16th Kenyan winner in the past 19 years.

In case you were wondering, an American hasn't won the men's race since 1983, and an American woman hasn't won since 1985.
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4/17/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

But in the shock of the year, water is wet.

4/17/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

DO they get work visas?  or just run over?

4/16/12   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7444 respect

(Edited by AlwaysSunshine)

Korir is pretty well known in running circles in Louisville.  He was a student at Murray State (in Western Ky.) and he ran at U of L.  Congrats to  him.