Boston, Massachusetts- Ethiopia’s Teyba Erkesso won the women’s race in an unofficial time of 2:26:11, outsprinting Russia’s Tatyana Pushkareva to win by three seconds in the third-closest women’s finish in event history.

Erkesso broke away from the pack with 11 miles to go and opened a 90-second lead. But she began holding her stomach in Cleveland Circle, with about four miles to go, and Pushkareva closed the gap to 16 seconds as they approached the 1-mile mark at Kenmore Square.

In the men’s race, Kenya’s Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot has won and broken the course record. That record was set in 2006 by four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, who’s not related.

Cheruiyot won this time in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds, finishing 91 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Tekeste Kebede. Defending champion Deriba Merga was third, followed by Americans Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi.

Women’s Result:
1. Teyba Erkesso (Ethiopia) – 2:26.11 – $150,000
2. Tatyana Pushkareva (Russia) – 2:26.14 – $75,000
3. Salina Kosgei (Kenya) -2:28.35 – $40,000
4. Weyneshet Girma (Ethiopia) – 2:28.36 – $25,000
 
Men’s Results:
1. Robert Cheruiyot (Kenya ) 2:05.52 – $150,000 + $25,000 for breaking the course record
2. Tekeste Kebede (Ethiopia) – 2:07.53 ($75,000)
3. Deriba Merga (Ethiopia) – 2:08.39 – ($40,000)
5. Meb Keflezighi (Eritrea/USA) – 2:09.06 ($15,000)
6. Gasahw Asfaw (Ethiopia) – 2:10.53 – ($10,000)
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