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.
Tokyo Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries

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>>

London Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountriesUSA: MW

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

Boston Marathon Champions (Men's Division)
2013Race Cancelled
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)
Kimetto, Tsegaye win Berlin Marathon titles
Berlin, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Dennis Kimetto of Kenya and Ethiopia's Tirfi Tsegaye won the titles at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

Kimetto finished in a time of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds, setting a world record while becoming the first man to break the 2-hour, 3-minute mark. The old record was 2:03:23 by Kenya's Wilson Kipsang last year in Berlin.

Fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai finished 16 seconds behind Kimetto, as the two mirrored their finish at the 2013 Chicago Marathon. It was a two-man race, as Ethiopia's Abera Kuma was 2:59 behind the winner in third.  continue>>

Berlin Marathon:  Route | Winners:MWCountriesUSA: MW

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>>

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

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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