Apr 15, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Shalane Flanagen (USA) runs with Rita Jeptoo (KEN) near the 19 mile marker during the 2013 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Marathon 2014: Rita Jeptoo wins women’s race; sets new course record


The 2014 Boston Marathon is underway and we the winner of the women’s race has been crowned. After completing the grueling 26 mile race, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo crossed the finish line to finish in first place.

Jeptoo in an incredible time of 2:18:57, which set a new course record by just over a minute. The previous course record was 2:20:43. Buzunesh Deba finished in second place in 2:19:59, which set a new personal course record. American Shalane Flanagen finished in sixth.

Earlier in the day, Ernst van Dyke won the men’s wheelchair division and Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair division.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the remainder of the day for the latest results and great moments from the race, and check out our photo gallery from the 2014 Boston Marathon by clicking here.

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