Monday, April 20, 2009

Kara Goucher, Bryan Hall Finish 3rd in Boston Marathon

Americans Kara Goucher and Bryan Hall both finished in third place in today's 113th Boston Marathon. Goucher was in the lead pack most of the way and was leading late in the race, but Salina Kosgei of Kenya and Dire Tune of Ethiopia passed her in the last mile, with Kosgei pulling out a thrilling finish by one second. The times: Kosgei 2:32:16; Tune 2:32:17; Goucher 2:32:25. Goucher didn't win, but she sure ran a gutsy race.

The men's race was not nearly as close, to put it mildly. Ethiopia's Deriba Merga finished first in 2:08:42, with Daniel Rono of Kenya a full 50 seconds behind. Ryan Hall finished at 2:09:40.

Here is the Boston Marathon top finishers list.

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