2007 Boston Marathon Results

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Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya won his second straight Boston Marathon in a time of 2:14:13, gaining an astounding 20 seconds on runner-up James Kwambai of Kenya in the last two kilometres. The times for all runners were slowed by rain and wind. Cheruiyot’s time was the slowest to win at Boston in thirty years. With the win, Cheruiyot, who has won his last three marathons, ensures at least a share of victory in the World Marathon Majors series and a $500,000 prize.

While Cheruiyot was expected to win, Russian Lidiya Grigoryeva was the surprise winner in 2:29:18. She prevailed in a furious three-way scramble to the finish between herself, Jelena Prokopcuka of Latvia and Mexican Madai Perez. American Deena Kastor struggled with stomach cramps and fell out of contention just after the halfway mark. She would finish 5th in a time of 2:35:09.

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Adeel is a 21-year old student living in Canada. He has been running for eight years and has personal bests of 17:44 for 5k, 36:38 for 10k, 1:26 for a half marathon and 3:10 for a marathon.

  1. Adeel on April 17th at 9:15 am

    Mark, if you learn to run anywhere near as fast as you read email, you’re a cinch to win Boston someday.

  2. 21stCenturyMom on April 17th at 11:57 am

    That was a great race to watch. What really amazed me was the height differential between Cheruiyot and Kwambai and between Grigoryeva and Perez. How in the world that teeny little Perez could keep up with the long legged Grigoryeva for so long is beyond me. It must have been excruciating.

    Deena Kastor looked emaciated, I’m sorry to say.

    Last but not least, I thought of the people who wonder where are the Americans as I watched the piece about the Hanson Distance Project. Hopefully drive and money will help create some new American running champions.