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Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya wins Boston Marathon in record time

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Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai won the Boston Marathon on Monday in 2 hours 3 minutes 2 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded for a 26.2-mile race.

Mutai shattered the previous record of 2:03:59 set by Haile Gebrselassie in Berlin in 2008 but, because there was a strong tail wind and the Boston course is downhill, Mutai’s time doesn’t qualify as an official world record.

He smashed the course record set last year by Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot by almost three minutes.

On the women’s side, Kenyan Caroline Kilel won in an unofficial time of 2:22.36.

Kilel and Mutai each earn $150,000 for the win, and Mutai gets $50,000 for the world best and another $25,000 for the course record.

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