Apr 18, 2022 - Sports

Kenya's Evans Chebet and Peres Jepchirchir win Boston Marathon

Evans Chebet of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 126th Boston Marathon on April 18. Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Evans Chebet and Peres Jepchirchir, both of Kenya, won the men's and women's races, respectively, at the 126th Boston Marathon on Monday.

The big picture: The race was held on Patriots' Day — a Massachusetts state holiday held on the third Monday in April — for the first time in three years.

  • The race was canceled in 2020 and moved to October last year for pandemic-related reasons.

Driving the news: Chebet finished the men's race with a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 51 seconds.

  • Jepchirchir won the women's race with a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes and 1 second.
  • American Daniel Romanchuk won his second career men's wheelchair title, and Switzerland's Manuela Schar won her fourth Boston Marathon in the women's wheelchair race.
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