April 17, 2017 / 4:21 PM / 3 months ago

Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui wins men's Boston Marathon

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Apr 17, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Geoffrey Kirui runs down Boylston Street towards the finish line of the 2017 Boston Marathon. Kirui won the men's division. Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

BOSTON (Reuters) - Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st running of the Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of two hours nine minutes and 36 seconds to win the men's race on Monday, holding off a final challenge from American Galen Rupp in the last mile.

Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Larry Fine

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