Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon for second time - KMSP-TV

Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon for second time

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) -- Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the Boston Marathon on the women's side.

Jeptoo passed Portugal's Ana Dulce Felix after the 23-mile mark to enter first place. She finished on Monday in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 25 seconds. That was 33 seconds better than Meseret Hailu of Ethiopia.

American Shalane Flanagan was fourth.

This is the second time Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon. She won for the first time in 2006.

Jeptoo ran in the marathon three more times in 2007, 2008, and 2012 before winning again in 2013. 

A year after temperatures approaching 90 degrees slowed the race, cool temperatures greeted the field of 24,662 in Hopkinton on Monday morning for the 117th edition of the 26.2-mile run.

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