Why The 2022 Boston Marathon was Special

Until 1972 women were not allowed to compete at the Boston Marathon.

Before that, women brave enough to defy the Marathon ban were often jeered or forcibly pulled off the course.

According to the organizers, women were physiologically incapable of running 42 km.

Kenya’s Marathon Double Win

It’s because of these events 50 years ago that Peres Jepchirchir’s win at the 126th edition of the Marathon is historic.

The Tokyo 2020 women’s gold medalist and 2021 New York Marathon winner Peres Jepchirchir stamped her Marathon supremacy.

Peres Jepchirchir Becomes The First Athlete to win Olympics Gold, New York and Boston Marathon

Jepchirchir becomes the first athlete to win an Olympic, New York City and Boston Marathon.

The Olympian finished first in the Monday Marathon in 2:21:01.

Her time was the third-fastest time in events history.

Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh came in second in 2:21:05 and Mary Ngugi of Kenya was third cloaking 2:21:32.

Kenyans won five of the possible six podium spots in the 126th edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon.

Evans Chebet Win at the Boston Marathon

In one of the most competitive marathons, Evans Chebet won the men’s race in 2:06:51

Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono came in second, finishing in 2:07:21 and Benson Kipruto third in 2:07:27.