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Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai Breaks World Record In Boston Marathon Win

By Jimmy Golen, AP Sports Writer
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Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai finishes first in the Boston Marathon (credit: Rick Macomber)

Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai finishes first in the Boston Marathon (credit: Rick Macomber)

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BOSTON (AP) — Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai has won the Boston Marathon in an unofficial 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds — the fastest marathon ever run.

Geoffrey Mutai’s Record Finish To The Boston Marathon 

The previous best of 2:03:59 was by Haile Gebrselassie in Berlin 2008. Because of the differences in courses and wind conditions, there isn’t an official world record in marathons.

Kate Merrill With Geoffrey Mutai

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

Read: Kenya’s Caroline Kilel Wins Women’s Race

Mutai’s mark is almost three minutes better than the course record set just last year by Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot.

Photo Gallery: Boston Marathon Elite Race

Caroline Kilel won the women’s race, outsprinting American Desiree Davila to win in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 36 seconds.

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

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