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Another Cheruiyot Wins Boston Marathon

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BOSTON (AP) -- Kenya's Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot 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 won the women's race in an unofficial time of 2:26:11, outsprinting Russia's Tatyana Pushkareva to win by three seconds in the third-closest women's finish in event history.

Several central Wisconsin runners took to the course in Beantown.  Dr. Thomas Wetter from Stevens Point had the fastest time amongst them, finishing in 2:55:57.  Another Stevens Point runner, Thomas O'Malley, Jr., finished in 3:28:49.

As for our local female runners, Wausau's Amanda Murphy had the best time, 3:38:02.  That was 6 seconds better than the Tauchman twins from Stevens Point.  Emma and Kara finished together in 3:38:08.

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