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African Athletes Dominate Boston Marathon 2023

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Boston Marathon 2023

Boston is home to several sporting events that have gained international attention, like football, basketball, racing, etc. The Boston Marathon is held on the third Monday of April yearly. You can participate in a sporting event like its yearly marathons or bet on these Boston sports using promo codes to get more out of your chance: http://pickboss.com/boston-celtics-promo-codes.

This year, the 2023 Boston Marathon was held on 17th Monday, April, with 30,000 registered participants, the largest recorded since 2019. This year’s Boston Marathon was dominated by African athletes across the men’s and female’s divisions. Keep reading to learn more about the top-performing African runners in the 2023 Boston Marathon.

Top 5 African Runners in Boston Marathon 2023: Men’s Division

The top five positions in the 2023 Boston Marathon men’s division were all African athletes. Here’s a breakdown of the top five performing African men’s athletes 

  1. Evans Chebet

Evans Kiplagat Chebet is a Kenyan long-distance runner born on the 10th of November 1988. Chebet finished the 2023 Boston Marathon with a time of 02:05:54, placing him in first position. Before this, in 2022, he won the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon, making him the third man this century with this achievement.

  1. Gabriel Geay

Gabriel Gerald Geay is a Tanzania professional long-distance runner born on the 10th of September 1996. He finished second in the 2023 Boston Marathon with a time of 02:06:04. Geay also won 7 notable road races, including the Bolder Boulder 10K in 2017 and the Peachtree Road Race in 2016.

  1. Benson Kipruto

Benson Kipruto is a Kenyan long-distance runner born on the 17th of March 1991. He finished third in the 2023 Boston Marathon with a time of 02:06:06. Kipruto also competed in the 2022 Boston Marathon and finished third with a time of 02:07:27. But won the 2021 Prague Marathon with a time of 02:10:16.

  1. Albert Korir

Albert Korir is also a Kenyan long-distance runner born on the 2nd of March 1994. He finished fourth in the 2023 Boston Marathon with a time of 02:08:01. He also competed and won the 2021 New York City Marathon with a time of 02:08:22.

  1. Zouhair Talbi

Zouhair Talbi, a Moroccan born on the 8th of April 1995, is a USA-based long-distance runner. He finished fifth in the 2023 Boston Marathon with a time of 02:08:35. On the 14th of May, 2021, Talbi met the Olympic qualifying standard and went ahead to win the 10000 m at the Sound Running Track Meet in California. 

Top 5 Runners in Boston Marathon 2023: Women’s Division

In the women’s division, Africans were among the best-performing athletes. Here’s a breakdown of the top five performing African women’s athletes in the 2023 Boston Marathon. 

  1. Hellen Obiri

Hellen Onsando Obiri is a Kenyan middle and long-distance runner born on the 13th of December 1989. She finished first in the 2023 Boston Marathon with a time of 02:21:38. Also, she is a two-time Olympic 5000 meters silver medalist from the 2020 Tokyo and 2016 Rio Olympics.

  1. Amane Beriso

Amane Beriso is an Ethiopian long-distance runner born on the 13th of October, 1991. She competed in the 2023 Boston Marathon and came second with a time of 02:21:50. She also competed in the 2022 Valencia Marathon, where she set a personal best of 02:14:58, making her the third woman ever to break it.

  1. Ababel Yeshaneh

Ababel Yeshaneh Birhane is an Ethiopian born on the 22nd of July, 1991. She is a long-distance runner who competed in the 2023 Boston Marathon and finished fourth with a time of 02:22:00. Also, she competed in the 2022 Boston Marathon and emerged second with a time of 02:21:05.

  1. Nazret Weldu

Nazret Weldu Gebrehiwet is an Eritrea long-distance runner born on the 1st of January, 1990. She competed in the 2023 Boston Marathon and finished sixth with a time of 02:23:25. She also competed in the 2022 World Championship Marathon in Eugene and finished 4th with a time of 02:20:29. 

  1. Angela Tanui

Angela Tanui is a Kenyan long-distance runner born on the 27th of July, 1992. She competed in the 2023 Boston Marathon and finished seventh with a time of 02:24:12. Also, in 2022, she competed in the World Championship Marathon in Eugene and finished sixth with a time of 02:22:15. 

Conclusion

In summary, Africans have proven to be highly competitive in marathons. The 2023 Boston Marathon isn’t the first time Africans set records and dominated the sports. However, this should challenge other regions as they try to do better in the next marathon competition.

Source: Glusea

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