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Winner Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya strides ahead of second-place finisher Moses Mosop, also of Kenya, as they approach the finish line of the 115th Boston Marathon in Boston on Monday, April 18.
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Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya wins the men's division of the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday in Boston.
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Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya gives a thumbs up after crossing the finish line to win the men's division of the 2011 Boston Marathon in a time of 2:03:02, the fastest marathon time ever, in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday.
The AP reports:
BOSTON -- Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai won the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds - the fastest anyone has ever run the 26.2 mile distance.
The previous best of 2:03:59 was by Haile Gebrselassie in Berlin 2008. Because Monday's race had a strong tailwind on a downhill course, Mutai's run is not recognized by track's international governing body as a record.