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Chepngeno and Koech are thrilled to win the Boston 21km race.

The winners of the men's and women's divisions of the Boston Half Marathon on Sunday were Geoffrey Koech and Viola Chepngeno.

Chepngeno unleashed a fierce surge to win the women's race in 1:10:40 despite the intermittent rain.

Bosena Mulatie of Ethiopia finished in second place in 1:10:43, and teammate Hiwot Gebrekidan finished in third place in 1:11:09.

Vibian Chepkirui (1:11:20) and Cynthia Limo (1:12:11), two other Kenyan female competitors, finished fourth and sixth, respectively, in the event.

Chepngeno grinned and said, "I'm happy...so, so happy." "Even though it was cold outside, I'm glad I won."

In the men's race, a group of twelve runners gained the lead at 10 kilometers, but Koech took it at the 9-mile point.

Teshome Mekonen (USA), Tsegay Kidanu (Ethiopia), and Zouhair Talbi (Morocco) attempted to keep Koech close, but Koech repelled them and won in 1:02:02. Talbi and Kidanu completed the podium in 1:02:10 and 1:02:15, respectively.

Koech said, "I am thrilled to run in Boston. The race was good." At the 5 km point, he claimed he knew he had won.

Shadrack Kimining (fifth, 1:02:39), James Ngandu (eighth, 1:03:30), and Dennis Kipkosgei were the other Kenyans competing.

https://www.the-star.co.ke/sports/athletics/2022-11-14-chepngeno-koech-elated-to-take-boston-21km-honours

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