Buzunesh Deba & Mare Dibaba Take Second & Third Place at 2014 Boston Marathon

Buzunesh Deba and Mare Dibaba. (Photographs courtesy Boston Athletic Association -- B.A.A)

Tadias Magazine
News Update

Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014

New York (TADIAS) — Ethiopian athletes Buzunesh Deba and Mare Dibaba took second and third place in the elite women’s division at the annual Boston Marathon today. Both runners broke a course record last set in 2002 by Margaret Okayno of Kenya.

Kenyan Rita Jeptoo was the winner of this year’s women’s competition — also finishing the race in a record 2 hours, 18 minutes and 57 seconds.

Among the men Meb Keflezighi of San Diego, California (a naturalized U.S. citizen from Eritrea) became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. He was followed by Wilson Chebet of Kenya (the runner-up), and his fellow countryman Frankline Chepkwony who came in third.

Below are twitter updates from the event organizers:

 

 



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Led by Firehiwot Dado, Ethiopian Women Sweep 2014 Prague Marathon
Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon, first U.S. victor in decades (Reuters)
Buzunesh Deba Ready for Boston (TADIAS)
Ethiopians Catching Up at the Boston Marathon (The Boston Globe)

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