Jemima Jelagat Sumgong

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rita Jeptoo Sets Women’s Course Record In Boston Marathon Win

Defending champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the 2014 Boston Marathon Monday with an official time of 2:18:57, a new course record.


Sharon Cherop of Kenya wins the women's division of the 116th Boston Marathon on the April 15, 2012. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Kenyan Sharon Cherop Wins Boston Marathon’s Women’s Elite Race

It took all of 26.2 miles for 28-year-old Kenyan Sharon Cherop to edge out 27-year-old Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong and win a very close race in the women’s elite division of the 2012 Boston Marathon.