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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 Women Finishers
YearNameAgeStatePlaceTime
2012 Canceled
2011 Buzunesh Deba 24 NY 2 2:23:19
2010 Shalane Flanagan 29 OR 2 2:28:40
2009 Magdalena Lewy Boulet 36 CA 6 2:32:17
2008 Kara Goucher 30 OR 34 2:25.53
2007 Elva Dryer 37 CO 6 2:35.15
2006 Deena Kastor 33 CA 6 2:27:54
2005 Jen Rhines 31 CA 18 2:37:07
2004 Jenny Crain 36 WI 15 2:41:06
2003 Sylvia Mosqueda 37 LA 10 2:33:11
2002 Marla Runyan 34 OR 5 2:27:10
2001 Deena Drossin 28 CA 7 2:26:58
2000 Gordon Bakoulis 39 NY 16 2:45:17
1999 Kimberly Griffin 38 NY 12 2:48:29
1998 Libbie Hickman 33 CO 6 2:33:06
1997 Kim Jones 39 WA 6 2:32:00
1996 Kim Jones 38 WA 4 2:34:46
1995 Regina Ronan 26 NY 19 2:48:34
1994 Anne Marie Letko 25 NJ 3 2:30:19
1993 Ellen Gibson 42 UT 16 2:50:17
1992 Gordon Bloch 31 NY 6 2:33:26
1991 Joan Samuelson 34 ME 6 2:33:40
1990 Kim Jones 32 WA 2 2:30:50
1989 Kim Jones 31 WA 2 2:27:54
1988 Joan Samuelson 31 ME 3 2:32:40
1987 Laurie Crisp 26 CA 7 2:36:01
1986 Sharlet Gilbert 35 CA 10 2:38:24
1985 Sue King 27 AL 7 2:37:38
1984 Judi St. Hilaire 25 MA 5 2:37:49
1983 Nancy Ditz 29 CA 5 2:35:31
1982 Julie Brown 26 CA 2 2:28:33
1981 Julie Shea 22 NC 3 2:30:11
1980 Patti Catalano 27 MA 2 2:29:33
1979 Patti Lyons 26 MA 4 2:40:19
1978 Martha Cooksey 24 CA 2 2:41:49
1977 Miki Gorman 42 CA 1 2:43:10
1976 Miki Gorman 41 CA 1 2:39:11
1975 Kim Merritt 20 WI 1 2:46:14
1974 Kathrine Switzer 27 NY 1 3:07:29
1973 Nina Kuscsik 34 NY 1 2:57:07
1972 Nina Kuscsik 33 NY 1 3:08:41
1971 Beth Bonner 19 NJ 1 2:55:22
1970 No female finishers
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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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