Kenya’s Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot is the winner of the 114th Boston Marathon 2010. Cheruiyot won the Boston Marathon on Monday with a record time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 52 seconds, 82 seconds faster than the previous record. Four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot set the course record in 2006. Although they share similar names, the two Boston Marathon winners are not related.

Boston Marathon (Photo: Pingswept - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Boston Marathon (Photo: Pingswept - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Robert Cheruiyot took home the top prize in the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning $150,000 for his first place finish and $25,000 for setting a new course record. Ethiopian runner Tekeste Kebede placed second with defending champion Deriba Merga placing in third. Americans Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi took home the final spots in the top five.

In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Teyba Erkesso won the race, finishing three seconds ahead of Russia’s Tatyana Pushkareva.

Congrats to the winners! And our condolences to those Boston Marathon runners who were sadly never able to get to the race because of Iceland’s spewing volcano grounding flights all over the world.

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