Kenyans Kirui, Kiplagat win 121st Boston Marathon

"I turned to Arnie and said, 'I'm going to finish this race on my hands and my knees if I have to, '" she said.

See, at the time, only men competed in the race. He ran his first, the Marine Corps marathon in Washington, D.C., in 2015, before completing his inaugural Boston Marathon a year ago.

Kenyan policewoman Edna Kiplagat won the women's race in 2:21:52, needing only one try in Boston to add it to wins in London, New York and Los Angeles.

In the past, the nine-year-veteran has run the Boston, Chicago, Detroit and NY marathons using a hand-bike, according to WCVB. "We have the podium for both men and women, so the future is great". This time she didn't have to dodge an angry course director, but was instead accompanied by 261 supporters who ran alongside her.

"You know you kind of forget because you are used to running so much, that it's not something everyone can do".

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"I want to recognize veterans and everyone who thinks they can't do something", he said. In his last competitive Boston run, he finished 13th in 2:17:00 despite pain in his quad muscles. "I was not only pushed by that tailwind, but also buoyed by the crowd". "The roads were good".

BOSTON (AP) - A line stretched the length of the block outside the Boston Marathon store on Boylston Street as runners waited to embroider their finishing times onto the jackets they bought to celebrate their achievement.

Earlier Monday, city officials announced plans for memorials to mark the sites where two bombs exploded during the 2013 race.

All four ladies said it would be an honor to run it together.

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