Edna Kiplagat Wins the 2017 Boston Marathon; Jordan Hasay is Third

In her debut at 26.2 miles, Hasay clocks the fastest debut by an American woman.

On a hot day in Massachusetts, Edna Kiplagat, 38, of Kenya, won the Boston Marathon in 2:21:53. Jordan Hasay, 25, came in third in 2:23:00, which is the fastest ever debut by an American woman.

Kiplagat put in a big surge on a pack of five women through the hills of Newton to break up the group. She blazed through mile 20 in a 4:50 split, her closest competitor was Rose Chelimo, 27, of Bahrain, who placed second.

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Kiplagat was second at the 2016 Chicago Marathon and won the 2007 New York City and 2013 London marathons. She’s a two-time IAAF World Championships gold medalist winning the 2011 and 2013 marathons. This was her first Boston Marathon.

Hasay, who is a member of the Oregon Project, in her first marathon on Monday beat the previous best U.S. debut which was by Kara Goucher, who ran 2:25:53 at the 2008 New York City Marathon.

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Desiree Linden, 33, was fourth in 2:25:06.

For her win, Kiplagat takes home $150,000.

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