2017 Boston Marathon

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2017 Boston Marathon
Geoffrey Kirui - Boston Marathon 2017-crop.jpg Edna Kiplagat.jpg
Venue Boston
DatesApril 17
  2016
2018  

The 2017 Boston Marathon was the 121st running of the Boston Athletic Association's mass-participation marathon. It took place on Monday, April 17 (Patriots' Day in Massachusetts). Geoffrey Kirui won the men's race in 2:09:37 and Edna Kiplagat won the women's race in 2:21:52.

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Kathrine Switzer at age 70 ran the marathon under bib number 261, the same number she had worn 50 years previously in 1967, finishing in 4:44:31. That number was then retired from all future Boston Marathons. Women were not allowed to run marathons until 1972, but she registered under the name K. V. Switzer. [1]

Course

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Course map

The event ran along the same winding course the Marathon has followed for many decades 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km) of roads and city streets, starting in Hopkinton and passing through six Massachusetts cities and towns, to the finish line beside the Boston Public Library, on Boylston Street in Boston's Copley Square. [2]

Results

Elite Men
PlaceAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Geoffrey Kirui Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:09:37
Silver medal icon.svg Galen Rupp Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:09:58
Bronze medal icon.svg Suguru Osako Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2:10:28
Elite Women
PlaceAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Edna Kiplagat Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:21:52
Silver medal icon.svg Rose Chelimo Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 2:22:51
Bronze medal icon.svg Jordan Hasay Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:23:00

Wheelchair

Men
PlaceAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Marcel Hug Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1:18:04
Silver medal icon.svg Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1:18:04
Bronze medal icon.svg Hiroyuki Yamamoto Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:19:32
Women
PlaceAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Manuela Schär Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1:28:17
Silver medal icon.svg Amanda McGrory Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:33:13
Bronze medal icon.svg Susannah Scaroni Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:33:17

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References

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  2. "Boston Marathon Course map". Boston Athletic Association. Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016.