2014: Chumba, Tsegaye victorious in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan (SportsNetwork.com) - For the fifth time and third straight year, a Kenyan won the Tokyo Marathon.

This time it was Dickson Chumba, who recorded the fastest marathon in history during the month of February. His time was a personal best 2:05.41 to gain his third career marathon victory. Chumba, 27, also won the Eindhoven Marathon in 2012 and Rome Marathon in 2011.

Ethiopia's Tadese Tola finished second, followed by his countryman Sammy Kitwara.

On the women's side, Ethiopia's Tirfi Tsegaye gave her country its third straight Tokyo Marathon title. Tsegaye posted a winning time of 2:22.23. Berhane Dibaba, also of Ethiopia, finished second, just .07 seconds behind Tsegaye. Lucy Kabuu of Kenya was third.

It was Tsegaye's four career marathon victory. She won the Dubai Marathon in January 2013 and has been a winner at Paris, Shanghai and Porto.
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Kipsang, Kiplagat capture London Marathon titles
London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - It was a Kenya sweep at the London Marathon on Sunday. Wilson Kipsang captured the men's title, while Edna Kiplagat won the women's crown.

The 32-year-old Kipsang, the 2012 London Marathon champion, finished in a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 29 seconds, a course record. He is the current world record holder in the marathon with a time of 2:03:23, which he established at the 2013 Berlin Marathon.

Kenya's Stanley Biwott (2:04:55) was second, followed by 2013 champion Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia (2:06:30) and fellow countrymen Ayele Abshero (2:06:31) and Tsegaye Mekonnen (2:08:06).  continue>>

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Jeptoo, Keflezighi win Boston Marathon titles
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Kenya's Rita Jeptoo claimed her second straight Boston Marathon title on Monday and Meb Keflezighi became the first American male to win the oldest marathon in 31 years.

Jeptoo crossed the finish line in a course record time of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 57 seconds, shattering the previous mark of 2:20:43 set by Kenya's Margaret Okayo in 2002.

It was the third Boston Marathon victory for Jeptoo, as she first claimed the title in 2006. Six others have also won at least three Boston titles and only fellow Kenyan Catherine Ndereba has four.

Keflezighi then held off Kenya's Wilson Chebet to capture the men's crown, finishing in 2:08:37. He won the New York City Marathon in 2009 and became the first American winner in Boston since Greg Meyer in 1983.  continue>>

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Berlin Marathon Champions (Women's Division)
2013 Florence Kiplagat Kenya 2:21:13
2012 Aberu Kebede Ethiopia 2:20:30
2011 Florence Kiplagat Kenya 2:19:44
2010 Aberu Kebede Ethiopia 2:23:58
2009 Atsede Habtamu Besuye Ethiopia 2:24:47
2008 Irina Mikitenko Germany 2:19:19
2007 Gete Wami Ethiopia 2:23:17
2006 Gete Wami Ethiopia 2:21:34
2005 Mizuki Noguchi Japan 2:19:12
2004 Yoko Shibui Japan 2:19:41
2003 Yasuko Hashimoto Japan 2:26:32
2002 Naoko Takahashi Japan 2:21:49
2001 Naoko Takahashi Japan 2:19:46
2000 Kazumi Matsuo Japan 2:26:15
1999 Tegla Loroupe Kenya 2:20:43
1998 Marleen Renders Belgium 2:25:22
1997 Catherina McKiernan Ireland 2:23:44
1996 Colleen De Reuck South Africa 2:26:35
1995 Uta Pippig Germany 2:25:37
1994 Katrin Dorre-Heinig Germany 2:25:15
1993 Renata Kokowska Poland 2:26:20
1992 Uta Pippig Germany 2:30:22
1991 Renata Kokowska Poland 2:27:36
1990 Uta Pippig East Germany 2:28:37
1989 Paivi Tikkanen Finland 2:28:45
1988 Renata Kokowska Poland 2:29:16
1987 Kerstin Pressler West Germany 2:31:22
1986 Charlotte Teske West Germany 2:32:10
1985 Magda Ilands Belgium 2:34:10
1984 Agnes Jakab Hungary 2:39:32
1983 Karen Holdsworth United Kingdom 2:40:32
1982 Jean Lochhead United Kingdom 2:47:05
1981 Angelika Stephan West Germany 2:47:24
1980 Gerlinde Puttmann West Germany 2:47:18
1979 Jutta von Haase West Germany 3:07:07
1978 Ursula Blaschke West Germany 2:57:09
1977 Christa Vahlensieck West Germany 2:34:48
1976 Jutta von Haase West Germany 3:05:19
1975 Christin Bochroder West Germany 2:59:15
1974 Jutta von Haase West Germany 3:22:01
Kipchoge, Jeptoo win titles
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge captured the men's title at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, while countrymate Rita Jeptoo won the women's crown for a second consecutive year.

Kipchoge finished in a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 11 seconds to edge Sammy Kitwara by 17 seconds. Dickson Chumba completed the 1-2-3 Kenyan finish by coming in third place, four seconds slower than Kitwara.

It was the first major marathon win for Kipchoge, who captured two Olympic medals in the 5,000 meters.  continue>>

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Kipsang, Keitany win titles
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany captured the New York City Marathon titles on Sunday.

Kipsang, in his New York debut, won the men's crown with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 59 seconds, beating Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa to the finish line by just 6.99 seconds.

The victory, on a day that featured strong winds and cold conditions, gave Kipsang a $500,000 bonus for winning the 2013-14 World Marathon Majors title.  continue>>

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

Standings (Men)Standings (Women)Fastest

2014-14 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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