Boston Marathon: Britain’s Eden Rainbow-Cooper wins women’s wheelchair race


Compatriot David Weir was third in the men’s wheelchair race, which was won by Switzerland’s Marcel Hug for a sixth time, with the USA’s Daniel Romanchuk taking second.

Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma won the elite men’s race for the first time in 2:06:17 – 41 seconds ahead of compatriot Mohamed Esa

Lemma, 33, hit the front early and led by more than two minutes at the halfway mark, while Esa made a late surge to overtake Kenyan pair John Korir and Evans Chebet and finish a second ahead of two-time defending champion Chebet.

Kenyan Hellen Obiri pulled away in the final mile to claim a second straight women’s title in 2:22:37.

The 34-year-old finished eight seconds ahead of compatriot Sharon Lokedi, while veteran Edna Kiplagat was third to complete a Kenyan podium sweep.

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