Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai won with a time of 27 minutes, 19 seconds. Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia finished second (28:11) and Moses Mosop of Kenya finished third (28:29). In April, Mutai won the marathon in 2:03.02, the fastest marathon ever recorded, followed by Mosop and Gebremariam.
On the women's side, Caroline Kilel of Kenya finished first (31:58) and Kim Smith, a New Zealand native, came in second (32:06).
Mutai's time was 18 seconds shy of the world record. Race conditions included a temperature of 66 degrees and 95 percent humidity. The race began at Charles Street near Boston Common and ventured along a path of twist and turns along Commonwealth Avenue before finishing the race at the starting point near the Public Garden.
About 4,000 runners participated.
Top 10 finishers
Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) – 27:19
Gebre Gebremariam (ETH) – 28:11
Moses Mosop (KEN) – 28:29
Samuel Chelanga (KEN) – 28:31
Samuel Ndereba (KEN) – 29:01
Shawn Forrest (AUS) – 29:10
Simon Ndirangu (KEN) – 29:30
Joseph Chirlee (USA) – 29:37
Elkanah Kibet (KEN) – 30:13
Timothy Ritchie (USA) – 30:26
Caroline Kilel (KEN) – 31:58
Kim Smith (NZL) – 32:06
Misiker Demissie (ETH) – 33:08
Heather Cappello (USA) – 33:32
Benita Willis (USA) – 34:11
Katie Dicamillo (USA) – 34:26
Jennifer Campbell (USA) – 35:42
Caroline Bjune (USA) – 36:08
Trina Painter (USA) – 36:13
Mary Kate Champagne (USA) – 36:38
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