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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

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>>

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

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

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

NYC Marathon - Top American Men Finishers
YearNameAgeStatePlaceTime
2012 Canceled
2011 Meb Keflezighi 36 CA 6 2:09:13
2010 Meb Keflezighi 35 CA 6 2:11:38
2009 Meb Keflezighi 34 CA 1 2:09:15
2008 Abdi Abdirahman 36 AZ 6 2:14.17
2007 Sam Hill 30 AK 29 2:29.28
2006 Peter Gilmore 29 CA 10 2:13:13
2005 Meb Keflezighi 30 CA 3 2:09:56
2004 Meb Keflezighi 29 CA 2 2:09:53
2003 Matt Downin 26 NH 17 2:18:48
2002 Meb Keflezighi 27 CA 9 2:12:35
2001 Scott Larson 31 CO 13 2:15:28
2000 Paul Pilkington 42 UT 19 2:23:33
1999 Dan Middleman 30 NC 26 2:24:52
1998 Alfredo Vigueras 35 TX 18 2:16:14
1997 Jerod Neas 26 NJ 14 2:19:07
1996 Joseph McVeigh 33 NJ 24 2:21:12
1995 Bob Schwelm 36 PA 37 2:22:35
1994 Arturo Barrios 31 CO 3 2:11:43
1993 Bob Kempainen 27 MN 2 2:11:03
1992 Ed Eyestone 31 UT 11 2:14:19
1991 Pat Petersen 31 NY 21 2:20:29
1990 None
1989 Ken Martin 31 NM 2 2:09:38
1988 Mark Nenow 30 CA 8 2:14:21
1987 Pete Pfitzinger 30 MA 3 2:11:54
1986 Pete Pfitzinger 29 MA 9 2:14:09
1985 Pat Petersen 25 NY 3 2:12:59
1984 Pat Petersen 24 NY 4 2:16:35
1983 Ron Tabb 29 OR 3 2:10:46
1982 Alberto Salazar 24 OR 1 2:09:29
1981 Alberto Salazar 23 OR 1 2:08:13
1980 Alberto Salazar 22 MA 1 2:09:41
1979 Bill Rodgers 31 MA 1 2:11:42
1978 Bill Rodgers 30 MA 1 2:12:11
1977 Bill Rodgers 29 MA 1 2:11:20
1976 Bill Rodgers 28 MA 1 2:10:09
1975 Tom Fleming 24 NY 1 2:19:27
1974 Norbert Sander 32 NY 1 2:26:30
1973 Tom Fleming 22 NY 1 2:21:54
1972 Sheldon Karlin 22 MD 1 2:27:52
1971 Norm Higgins 35 CT 1 2:22:54
1970 Gary Muhrcke 30 NY 1 2:31:39
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2014-14 World Marathon Championship - Leaderboard (Men)
RankNameCountryPts
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.

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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