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Results From the 2009 Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon: Kosgei Wins, Goucher Takes Third

It was a dramatic finish for the women running the Boston Marathon today, and the official results are in. Crossing the finish line first was Kenyan runner Salina Kosgei, with a time of 2:32:16. Congratulations to the champ! Just one second behind Kosgei was Dire Tune of Ethiopia, who collapsed soon after finishing the race and had to be carried out on a stretcher. I sincerely hope she is OK; stay tuned for updates.

Meanwhile, third place went to one of my favorite runners, Kara Goucher, who had a time of 2:32:25. She was one of just two American women to finish in the top 10. Pretty amazing considering the Olympic middle-distance runner just started marathoning last Fall!

To see who won the men's marathon and the amount of prize money the winners receive,

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American Ryan Hall came in third as well, with a time of 2:09:40. He was a little over a minute behind Deriba Merga of Ethiopia (2:08:42) who won the marathon. Second place winner is Kenyan Daniel Rono with a time of 2:09:32. The prize money for men and women is the same and the winner takes home $150,000, while second place wins $75,000, and the third place purse is $40,000.

Are you watching (or running) any marathons this year? . . . Oh, I'm sorry, can you repeat that? I missed your answer because I was too busy coveting these runners' quadriceps.

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rebelkate rebelkate 7 years
Kara Rocks! She is awesome and it's just a matter of time before she wins one!!
VeganDragan VeganDragan 7 years
laellavita, I've been training for the LA marathon too! My first time out, I tore a groin muscle (ugh, I couldn't work out for 3 months!) but now I'm back on track. The delay of the race date actually allowed me to make it in this year. It's my first marathon, and I'm nervous, but excited. I just want to be in the early 4:00 ish, and I'll be happy. These pros are amazing!
kcmosinki kcmosinki 7 years
i was there cheering them on, these people clearly worked hard for this; just spectacular to watch. congrats to everyone that ran and next year, wear your name so i can give you a more personal encouragement
brownsuga928 brownsuga928 7 years
Wow that is amazing! I can finish a half-marathon in that time! Geez mad respect for these ladies!
Shadowcat14 Shadowcat14 7 years
IT was Awesome! My friends and I were cheering at the 1 mile left marker, as soon as the runners hit Kenmore. It was so empowering! We were so hoarse after cheering for two hours. :)
laellavita laellavita 7 years
i was training for the los angeles marathon but got derailed with the most massive shin splints, and had to completely rehab my work-out. i've gotten into crosstraining a lot more, and hopefully i can run new york next year - i know it's a long ways off but keeping something looming in the future really helps!
susanec susanec 7 years
Off the subject, but if you haven't read Running With the Buffaloes by Chris Lear, largely about Kara's husband Adam Goucher, read it!
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
Her time is amazing! I can't even run a mile @ that pace. I am going for the BigSur Marathon this weekend - just doing a relay with my coworkers. I am running the 3rd leg, but plan to stay with them for the 4th and 5th leg. It will be 17 miles for me.
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
Her time is amazing!I can't even run a mile @ that pace.I am going for the BigSur Marathon this weekend - just doing a relay with my coworkers. I am running the 3rd leg, but plan to stay with them for the 4th and 5th leg. It will be 17 miles for me.
kia kia 7 years
What an amazing finish. I am very proud of Kara. She did great. I look forward to seeing her fulfill her distance goals.
amybdk amybdk 7 years
I felt sad for Kara Goucher after watching an interview where she was crying because she wanted to win so badly. I expect good things are yet to come from her though.
soccerkim soccerkim 7 years
Those ladies are amazing! If you've ever run a marathon, you know how fast that is! I'm hoping to run the NYC marathon in November, my fourth.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I totally have a girl crush on Kara ! she's awesome ! :) I ran the National Marathon in 3:50:53 a month ago. I guess you could call it a second marathon --- the run portion of Ironman Cozumel is 26.2 miles -- I'll be running... erm... walking... erm, shuffling through ;) that in November !!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I totally have a girl crush on Kara ! she's awesome ! :) I ran the National Marathon in 3:50:53 a month ago. I guess you could call it a second marathon --- the run portion of Ironman Cozumel is 26.2 miles -- I'll be running... erm... walking... erm, shuffling through ;) that in November !!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I totally have a girl crush on Kara ! she's awesome ! :) I ran the National Marathon in 3:50:53 a month ago. I guess you could call it a second marathon --- the run portion of Ironman Cozumel is 26.2 miles -- I'll be running... erm... walking... erm, shuffling through ;) that in November !!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I totally have a girl crush on Kara ! she's awesome ! :)I ran the National Marathon in 3:50:53 a month ago.I <u>guess</u> you could call it a second marathon --- the run portion of Ironman Cozumel is 26.2 miles -- I'll be running... erm... walking... erm, shuffling through ;) that in November !!
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