Today there are 23,000 runners out pounding the pavement, tackling the granddaddy of USA marathons: The Boston Marathon. The elite runners have already finished the race (which began for the elite women at 9:30AM EDT and the men at 10:00AM EDT).
The woman who won, Rita Jeptoo, is from Kenya. She finished in 2:26:25.
The man who won, Lelisa Desisa, is from Ethiopia. He finished in 2:10:22.
Any interesting a point about these two winners:
Jeptoo is 32. Desisa is 23.
Interesting inversion there.
From NPR: Africans Win At Boston Marathon
From AP, via Yahoo: Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo wins 2d Boston Marathon
From AP, via ESPN: Lelisa Desisa wins men’s title