Boston Marathon: Teyba Erkesso Wins Woman’s Race

Above: Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia has won the 2010 Boston
Marathon. She was followed by Russian Tatyana Pushkareva,
and defending champion Salina Kosgei of Kenya.

Tadias Magazine
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Updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New York (Tadias) – Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia has captured the grand prize at the 2010 Boston Marathon, finishing the women’s race in two hours, 26 minutes and 11 seconds. She was followed by Russia’s Tatyana Pushkareva three seconds later. Defending champion Salina Kosgei of Kenya came in third, crossing the finish line at 2:28:35.

In the men’s race, Kenya’s Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot won the title in record time, completing the course in two hours, five minutes and 52 seconds. Tekeste Kedebe of Ethiopia finished second at 2:07:23. He was followed by defending champion Deribe Merga, also from Ethiopia, who came in third at 2:08:39.

Erkesso and Cheruiyot will receive $150,000 each.

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Here are the results courtesy of Boston Athletic Association:

Top Women Finishers-Open Race:

1. Teyba Erkesso (Ethiopia) 2:26:11
2. Tatyana Pushkareva (Russia) 2:26:14
3. Salina Kosgei (Kenya) 2:28:35
4. Waynishet Girma (Ethiopia) 2:28:36
5. Bruna Genovese (Italy) 2:29:12
6. Lidiya Grigoryeva (Russia) 2:30:31
7. Yurika Nakamura (Japan) 2:30:40
8. Weiwei Sun (China) 2:31:14
9. Nailya Yulamanova (Russia) 2:31:48
10. Albina Mayorova-Ivanova (Russia) 2:31:55

Top Men Finishers-Open Race:
1. Robert Cheruiyot (Kenya) 2:05:52
2. Tekeste Kebede (Ethiopia) 2:07:23
3. Deriba Merga (Ethiopia) 2:08:39
4. Ryan Hall (USA) 2:08:41
5. Mebrahtom Keflezighi (USA) 2:09:26
6. Gashaw Asfaw (Ethiopia) 2:10:53
7. John Komen (Kenya) 2:11:48
8. Moses Kigen Kipkosgei (Kenya) 2:12:04
9. Jason Lehmkuhle (USA) 2:12:24
10. Alejandro Suarez (Mexico) 2:12:33

6 Responses to “Boston Marathon: Teyba Erkesso Wins Woman’s Race”


  1. 1 Bonaya Apr 19th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Go Girl!!!

  2. 2 Simon Apr 19th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    What happened to our brother Meb Keflezghi?

  3. 3 dj Apr 19th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations to Teyba Erkesso and the Kenyan Runners!!

  4. 4 zewdu Apr 19th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Eyba congratulation you are the best. Let me ask just one, simple one. How come the translator dose not know the language his translating. It sad to have professional people represented on the world stage by incompetent people

  5. 5 joviansys May 16th, 2010 at 2:56 am

    wow, the translator is even worse than her. I just can’t believe they chose him to represent her, it makes us look dumb!! she even speaks better english than him. So incompetent and embarrassing.

  1. 1 DigEthiopia Trackback on Apr 21st, 2010 at 1:11 am
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