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Kenya’s Caroline Kilel Wins Boston Marathon Women’s Race

By Jimmy Golen, AP Sports Writer
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Caroline Kilel of Kenya reacts as she hits the tape at the finish line to win the women's division of the 115th Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Caroline Kilel of Kenya reacts as she hits the tape at the finish line to win the women’s division of the 115th Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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BOSTON (AP) — Kenya’s Caroline Kilel has won the women’s race in the Boston Marathon, outsprinting American Desiree Davila to win in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 36 seconds.

Kilel Wins Women’s Race

Davila led as late as the final stretch on Boylston Street before Kilel pulled away. No American woman has won Boston since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 1985, though Kara Goucher was third by just nine seconds in 2009.

Caroline Kilel Post Race Reaction

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.


Sharon Cherop was third, falling back in the final mile.

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Masazumi Soejima and Wakako Tsuchida gave Japan a sweep of the men’s and women’s wheelchair divisions. It was the fifth straight win for Tsuchida and the second overall for Soejima.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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