The 2010 Boston Marathon was yesterday, April 19, 2010. The Mens winner crossed the line at 12:05pm. A new world record on the Mens side was set by Robert Cheruiyot. He crushed the previous world record of 2 hours, 7 minutes and 14 seconds - by 1 minute and 22 seconds. This record was set by a man in 2006 - astonishingly - with the exact same name - Robert K. Cheruiyot.
The 2009 winner, Deriba Merga of Kenya was back to defend his title, but placed third - a full 2 minutes and 47 seconds behind Cheruiyot.
Cheruiyot won $150,000 in prize money with a CR bonus of $25,000 and the second place winner Tekeste Kebede left with $75,000.
And as for the women....Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia came in first place and took home $150,000 in prize money while the second place finisher Tatyana Pushkareva of Russia took home $75,000. Erkesso crossed the line at 12:02pm.
Ryan Hall was the top finisher for the USA. He came in 4th place - 2 minutes and 49 seconds after winner Cheruiyot. Hall placed third last year while Cheruiyot placed seventh.
2010 Top Women Finishers
2010 Top Men Finishers
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