Evans Chebet wins Boston Marathon
Evans Chebet wins Boston Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge, a well-known runner from Kenya, came in sixth place overall in the 2023 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17.

After 25 km, Kipchoge, who had been leading a group of 11 other competitors when they broke away, fell back. His timing was recorded as 2:09:23.

Evans Chebet, the 2022 champion who was attempting to defend his title, finished the race in 2:05:54 seconds to win the gold medal.

Evan Chebet, a runner from Kenya, is shown here on April 17, 2022, approaching the line of victory in the Boston Marathon.

Eliud Kipchoge lost to Evans Chebet

Gabriel Geay and Benson Kipruto, both of Tanzania, crossed the finish line with a time of 2:06:04, placing second and third, respectively.

Chebet will walk away with the race with Ksh20.2 million, which is equivalent to $150,000. He is just the sixth male competitor in the history of the Boston Marathon to succeed in defending his title back-to-back.

Augustine Choge, Albert Korir, Hassan Chahdi, John Korir, and Mathew Korir are some of the other Kenyans that have entered the competition.


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