Kimetto, Kebede surge to wins at Tokyo Marathon
Tokyo, Japan (Sports Network) - Dennis Kipruto Kimetto led a Kenyan sweep for the men at the Tokyo Marathon Sunday.

The event is now one of six World Marathon Majors, joining races in Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York.

Kimetto finished the race in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 50 seconds. That was eight seconds ahead of fellow countryman and defending champion Michael Kipkorir Kipyego. Kenya's Bernard Kiprop Kipyego was third.  continue>>
Tokyo Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries

Boston Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountry | USA: MW

Boston Marathon Champions (Men's Division)
2012Wesley Korir2:12:40Kenya
2011Geoffrey Mutai2:03:02Kenya
2010Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot2:05:52Kenya
2009Deriba Merga2:08:42Ethiopia
2008Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot2:07:46Kenya
2007Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot2:14:13Kenya
2006Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot2:07:14Kenya
2005Hailu Negussie2:11:45Ethiopia
2004Timothy Cherigat2:10:37Kenya
2003Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot2:10:11Kenya
2002Rodgers Rop 2:09:02Kenya
2001Lee Bong-Ju2:09:43Korea
2000Elijah Lagat2:09:47Kenya
1999Joseph Chebet 2:09:52Kenya
1998Moses Tanui2:07:34Kenya
1997Lameck Aguta2:10:34Kenya
1996Moses Tanui2:09:15Kenya
1995Cosmas Ndeti2:09:22Kenya
1994Cosmas Ndeti2:07:15Kenya
1993Cosmas Ndeti2:09:33Kenya
1992Ibrahim Hussein2:08:14Kenya
1991Ibrahim Hussein2:11:06Kenya
1990Gelindo Bordin2:08:19Italy
1989Abebe Mekonnen2:09:06Ethiopia
1988Ibrahim Hussein2:08:43Kenya
1987Toshihiko Seko2:11:50Japan
1986Robert de Castella2:07:51Australia
1985Geoff Smith2:14:05Great Britain
1984Geoff Smith2:10:34Great Britain
1983Greg Meyer2:09:00USA (Massachusetts)
1982Alberto Salazar2:08:52USA (Massachusetts)
1981Toshihiko Seko2:09:26Japan
1980Bill Rodgers2:12:11USA (Massachusetts)
1979Bill Rodgers2:09:27USA (Massachusetts)
1978Bill Rodgers2:10:13USA (Massachusetts)
1977Jerome Dayton2:14:46Canada
1976Jack Fultz2:20:19USA (Virginia)
1975Bill Rodgers2:09:55USA (Massachusetts)
1974Neil Cusack2:13:39Ireland
1973Jon Anderson2:16:03USA (Oregon)
1972Oiavi Suomalainen2:15:39Finland
1971Alvaro Mejia 2:18:45Colombia
1970Ron Hill2:10:30Great Britain
1969Yoshiaki Unetani2:13:49Japan
1968Amby Burfoot2:22:17USA (Connecticut)
1967David McKenzie2:15:45New Zealand
1966Kenji Kemihara2:17:11Japan
1965Morio Shigematsu 2:16:33Japan
1964Aurele Vandendriessche2:19:59Belgium
1963Aurele Vandendriessche2:18:58Belgium
1962Elno Oksanen2:23:48Finland
1961Elno Oksanen2:23:39Finland
1960Paavo Kotila2:20:54Finland
1959Elno Oksanen2:22:42Finland
1958Franjo Mihalic2:25:54Yugoslavia
1957John Kelley2:20:05Connecticut (USA)
1956Antti Viskari2:14:14Finland
1955Hideo Hamamura2:18:22Japan
1954Veikko Karvonen2:20:39Finland
1953Keizo Yamada2:18:51Japan
1952Doroteo Flores2:31:53Guatemala
1951Shigeki Tanaka2:27:45Japan
1950Kae Yong Ham2:32:39Korea
1949Karl Leandersson2:31:50Sweden
1948Gerard Cote2:31:02Canada
1947Yun Bok Suh2:25:39Korea
1946Stylianos Kyriakides2:29:27Greece
1945John Kelley2:30:40USA (Massachusetts)
1944Gerard Cote2:31:50Canada
1943Gerard Cote2:28:25Canada
1942Joe Smith2:26:51USA (Massachusetts)
1941Leslie Pawson2:30:38USA (Rhode Island)
1940Gerard Cote2:28:28Canada
1939Ellison Brown2:28:51USA (Rhode Island)
1938Leslie Pawson2:35:34USA (Rhode Island)
1937Walter Young2:33:20Canada
1936Ellison Brown2:33:40USA (Rhode Island)
1935John Kelley2:32:07USA (Massachusetts)
1934Dave Komonen2:32:53Canada
1933Leslie Pawson2:31:01USA (Rhode Island)
1932Paul DeBruyn2:33:36Germany
1931James Henigan2:46:45USA (Massachusetts)
1930Clarence DeMar2:34:48USA (Massachusetts)
1929John Miles2:33:08Canada
1928Clarence DeMar2:37:07USA (Massachusetts)
1927Clarence DeMar2:40:22USA (Massachusetts)
1926John Miles2:25:40Canada
1925Charles Mellor2:33:00USA (Illinois)
1924Clarence DeMar2:29:40USA (Massachusetts)
1923Clarence DeMar2:23:47USA (Massachusetts)
1922Clarence DeMar2:18:10USA (Massachusetts)
1921Frank Zuna2:18:57USA (New York)
1920Peter Trivoulides2:29:31USA (New York)
1919Carl Linder2:29:13USA (Massachusetts)
1918Military Relay2:29:53Camp Devens
1917Bill Kennedy2:28:37USA (New York)
1916Arthur Roth2:27:16USA (Massachusetts)
1915Edouard Fabre2:31:41Canada
1914James Duffy2:25:14Canada
1913Fritz Carlson2:25:14USA (Minnesota)
1912Michael Ryan2:21:18USA (New York)
1911Clarence DeMar2:21:39USA (Massachusetts)
1910Fred Cameron2:28:52Canada
1909Henri Renaud2:53:36USA (New Hampshire)
1908Thomas Morrissey2:25:43USA (New York)
1907Thomas Longboat2:24:24Canada
1906Tim Ford2:45:45USA (Massachusetts)
1905Frederick Lorz2:38:25USA (New York)
1904Michael Spring2:38:04USA (New York)
1903John Lorden2:41:29USA (Massachusetts)
1902Sammy Mellor2:43:12USA (New York)
1901John Caffery2:29:23Canada
1900John Caffery2:39:44Canada
1899Lawrence Brignolia2:54:38USA (Massachuetts)
1898Ronald J. MacDonald2:42:00Canada
1897John J. McDermott2:55:10USA (New York)
Kebede, Jeptoo capture London Marathon titles
London, England (Sports Network) - Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won the men's London Marathon title on Sunday, while Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya captured the women's crown.

Many of the competitors wore black ribbons to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings from Monday. A moment of silence was held before the start and extra security was on hand for about 36,000 runners and thousands of fans that lined the streets.

Kebede, the 2012 Chicago Marathon winner, finished Sunday in a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 4 seconds to win the London crown for the second time. He also captured the title in 2010 and last year finished third.  continue>>

London Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountriesUSA: MW

Kenyans Kipsang, Kiplagat win Berlin titles
Berlin, Germany (Sports Network) - Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Florence Kiplagat were the winners Sunday at the Berlin Marathon.

Kipsang took the men's crown in a record time off 2 hours, 3 minutes and 23 seconds, shaving 15 seconds off the previous mark of 2:03:38 set by countryman Patrick Makau in 2011.

Kiplagat won the women's title for the second time in three years. She crossed the line Sunday in a time of 2:21:13, finishing a minute and 15 seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan Sharon Cherop, the 2012 Boston Marathon winner. Germany's Irina Mikitenko, the 2008 Berlin winner, was a distant third.  continue>>

Berlin Marathon:  Route | Winners:MWCountriesUSA: MW

Kenyans Kimetto, Jeptoo win Chicago Marathon
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Kenya's Dennis Kimetto captured the men's title at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, while countrymate Rita Jeptoo won the women's crown.

Kimetto set a course record with a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes and 45 seconds, eclipsing the old mark of 2:04:38 set last year by Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia. It marked the third straight year a new record was set at Chicago, as Kenya's Moses Mosop had set a mark of 2:05:37 in 2011.

Kimetto, who won the Tokyo Marathon earlier this year, edged fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai by seven seconds on Sunday, while two more Kenyans rounded out the top four. Sammy Kitwara finished third at 2:05:16, followed by Micah Kogo at 2:06:56. Mosop was eighth on Sunday.  continue>>

Chicago Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries | USA: MW

Mutai, Jeptoo win NYC titles
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya captured the men's title at the New York City Marathon on Sunday, while countrymate Priscah Jeptoo claimed the women's crown.

Mutai also won the men's title in 2011, making him the first man to win consecutive NYC Marathon crowns since John Kagwe of Kenya in 1997 and '98.

Of course, last year's marathon was canceled in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and more than 45,000 runners took the course on Sunday.  continue>>

New York City Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries | USA: MW

Standings (Men)Standings (Women)Fastest

2013-14 World Marathon Championship - Leaderboard (Men)
1 Lelisa Desisa    Ethiopia 40
2 Tsegaye Kebede    Ethiopia 30
T3 Dennis Kimetto    Kenya 25
T3 Stephen Kiprotich    Uganda 25
T5 Michael Kipyego    Kenya 15
T5 Micah Kogo    Kenya 15
T5 Emmanuel Mutai    Kenya 15
T8 Ayele Absero    Ethiopia 10
T8 Gebreghziabher Gebremairiam    Ethiopia 10
T8 Bernard Kipyego    Kenya 10
The World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, 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 six 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.

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