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 (Women's Division)
2014Rita Jeptoo2:18:57Kenya
2013Rita Jeptoo2:26.25Kenya
2012Sharon Cherop2:31:50Kenya
2011Caroline Kilel2:22:36Kenya
2010Teyba Erkesso2:26:11Ethiopia
2009Salina Kosgei2:32:16Kenya
2008Dire Tune2:25:25Ethiopia
2007Lidiya Grigoryeva2:29:18Russia
2006Rita Jeptoo2:23:38Kenya
2005Catherine Ndereba2:25:13Kenya
2004Catherine Ndereba2:24:27Kenya
2003Svetlana Zakharova2:25:20Russia
2002Margaret Okayo2:20:43Kenya
2001Catherine Ndereba2:23:53Kenya
2000Catherine Ndereba2:26:11Kenya
1999Fatuma Roba2:23:25Ethiopia
1998Fatuma Roba2:23:21Ethiopia
1997Fatuma Roba2:26:23Ethiopia
1996Uta Pippig2:27:12Germany
1995Uta Pippig2:25:11Germany
1994Uta Pippig2:21:45Germany
1993Olga Markova2:25:27Russia
1992Olga Markova2:23:43Russia
1991Wanda Panfil2:24:18Poland
1990Rosa Mota2:25:24Portugal
1989Ingrid Kristiansen2:24:33Norway
1988Rosa Mota2:24:30Portugal
1987Rosa Mota2:25:21Portugal
1986Ingrid Kristiansen2:24:55Norway
1985Lisa Larsen Weidenbach2:34:06USA (Michigan)
1984Lorraine Moller2:29:28New Zealand
1983Joan Benoit2:22:43USA (Massachusetts)
1982Charlotte Teske2:29:33West Germany
1981Allison Roe2:26:46New Zealand
1980Jacqueline Gareau2:34:28Canada
1979Joan Benoit2:35:15USA (Maine)
1978Gayle S. Barron2:44:52USA (Georgia)
1977Michiko Gorman2:48:33USA (California)
1976Kim Merritt2:47:10USA (Wisconsin)
1975Liane Winter2:42:24West Germany
1974Michiko Gorman2:47:11USA (California)
1973Jacqueline Hansen3:05:47USA (California)
1972Nina Kuscsik3:10:26USA (New York)
1971* Sara Mae Berman3:08:30USA (Massachusetts)
1970* Sara Mae Berman3:05:07USA (Massachusetts)
1969* Sara Mae Berman3:22:46USA (Massachusetts)
1968* Roberta Gibb3:30:00USA (California)
1967* Roberta Gibb3:27:17USA (California)
1966* Roberta Gibb3:31:40USA (Massachusetts)
Key: * - Race Was Unofficial
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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