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