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Boston Marathon - April 16, 2012
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Korir and Cherop capture Boston Marathon titles
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Wesley Korir of Kenya won the Boston Marathon on Monday, while countrymate Sharon Cherop claimed the women's title.

Korir beat out fellow Kenyan Levy Matebo and finished in a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 40 seconds. Matebo crossed the line 26 seconds behind Korir.

A Kenyan man has now won 19 out of the last 22 Boston Marathons.  continue>>
London Marathon - April 22, 2012
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Kenyans Kipsang and Keitany capture titles
London, England (Sports Network) - Kenya's Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon on Sunday, while countrymate Mary Keitany captured the women's title.

Kipsang finished with a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 44 seconds, only four seconds off the course record.

Fellow Kenyan Martin Lel, a three-time London champion, ended with a time of 2:06:51, just one second ahead of 2010 winner Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia for second place.  continue>>
Berlin Marathon - September 30, 2012
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World's Fastest Marathons
( As of September 2012)
Men
RankAthleteHome CountryTimeFinishRaceYear
1 Geoffrey Mutai Kenya 2:03:02 1 Boston 2011
2 Moses Mosop Kenya 2:03:06 2 Boston 2011
3 Patrick Markau Kenya 2:03:38 1 Berlin 2011
3 Halie Gebreselassie Ethiopia 2:03:59 1 Berlin 2008
4 Wilson Kipsang Kenya 2:03:42 1 Frankfurt 2011
5 Halie Gebreselassie Ethiopia 2:03:59 1 Berlin 2008
6 Ayele Absehero Ethiopia 2:04:23 1 Dubai 2012
7 Halie Gebreselassie Ethiopia 2:04:26 1 Berlin 2007
T-8 Duncan Kipkemboi Kibet Kenya 2:04:27 1 Rotterdam 2009
T-8 James Kipsang Kwambai Kenya 2:04:27 2 Rotterdam 2009
10 Emmanuel Mutai Kenya 2:04:40 1 London 2011
Women
RankAthleteHome CountryTimeFinishRaceYear
1 Paula Radcliffe Great Britain 2:15:25 1 London 2003
2 Paula Radcliffe Great Britain 2:17:18 1 Chicago 2002
3 Paula Radcliffe Great Britain 2:17:42 1 London 2005
4 Lidiya Shobukhova Russia 2:18:20 1 Chicago 2011
5 Mary Keitany Kenya 2:18:37 1 London 2012
6 Catherine Ndereba Kenya 2:18:47 1 Chicago 2001
7 Paula Radcliffe Great Britain 2:18:56 1 London 2002
8 Tiki Gelana Ethiopia 2:18:58 1 Rotterdam 2012
9 Mizuki Noguichi Japan 2:19:12 1 Berlin 2005
T-10 Mary Keitany Kenya 2:19:19 1 London 2011
T-10 Irina Mikitenko Germany 2:19:19 1 Berlin 2008
Chicago Marathon - October 7, 2012
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Ethiopia's Kebede wins Chicago Marathon
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia captured the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.Kebede set a course record, crossing the finish line in a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 38 seconds. The old mark of 2:05:37 was established by Kenya's Moses Mosop last year.

It was a clean sweep of the top three spots for Ethiopia, as Feyisa Lilesa finished 14 seconds behind the winner and Tilahun Regassa was third with a time of 2:05:27.  continue>>
New York Marathon - November 4, 2012
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NYC marathon canceled
New York, NY (Sports Network) - The New York City marathon scheduled for Sunday has been canceled as the city still struggles to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

It was a joint decision between the city government and race organizers to cancel the event, and no determination has yet to be made on whether or not to reschedule the race.  continue>>
Standings (M)Standings (W)
2011-12 World Marathon Championship - Leaderboard (Men)
RankNameCountryPtsTop Performance
1stGeoffrey MutaiKenya751st - '12 Boston; 1st - '11 NYC
1st - '11 Boston; 2nd - '11 Berlin
T-2ndAbel KiruiKenya402nd - '12 Olympics
1st IAAF World Championship
T-2ndMoses MosopKenya401st - '11 Chicago; 2nd - '11 Boston
T-2ndEmmanuel MutaiKenya402nd - '11 NYC; 1st - '11 London
T-2ndWesley KorirKenya401st - '12 Boston; 2nd - '11 Chicago
T-6thWilson KipsangKenya353rd - '12 Olympics; 1st - '12 London
T-6thPatrick MakauKenya351st - '11 Berlin; 3rd - '11 London
8thMartin LelKenya302nd - '12 London; 2nd - '11 London
9thStephen KiprotichUganda251st - Olympics
10thTsegaye KebedeEthiopia213rd - '12 London; 3rd - '11 NYC
The World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of five of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Virgin London Marathon, Boston Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and ING New York City Marathon. In creating the World Marathon Majors, the organizers of these five races recognized an opportunity to advance the sport, raise awareness of its athletes and increase the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts.

The total score for each athlete in a series will consist of points earned from a maximum of four Qualifying Races during that two-year cycle. To be eligible for the jackpot, an athlete must compete in a minimum of one Qualifying Race during each year of the series.

POINTS PER RACE
1st place - 25 points
2nd place - 15 points
3rd place - 10 points
4th place - 5 points
5th place - 1 point

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