Apr 17, 2024 - News

Screen time: Boston Marathon winner Hellen Obiri talks tech habits

Hellen Obiri of Kenya crosses the finish line and takes first place in the professional Women's Division during the 128th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2024.

Hellen Obiri wins a second straight year. Photo: Paul Rutherford/Getty Images

It was the thought of seeing her daughter and father at the finish line that kept Hellen Obiri going on the Boston Marathon route.

  • She not only finished the race, but came in first in the professional women's division for the second straight year.

What she's saying: "Family is the most important thing," Obiri tells Axios.

We spoke with Obiri, a Kenyan runner who now lives in Colorado, about her tech habits.

Apple or Android: Android, specifically Samsung phones.

  • Obiri does have an iPhone to keep in touch with her team via iMessage.

First tap of the day: Whatsapp, other messaging apps.

Current earworm: "Shusha Nyavu" by the Msanni Music Group.

  • Obiri doesn't listen to music while running so she can focus on her pace. She listens to music to unwind at home.

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