The Boston Marathon celebrated a very special anniversary on April 18, 2022.

For the 50th time, women were officially allowed to take part in the marathon from Hopkinton to Boston. For this purpose, the best female runners in the world were invited to attack the eight-year-old course record.

Boston debut for top female runners

In addition to the Olympic marathon champion, last year's fastest female marathon runner also lined up at the start of the 2022 Boston Marathon. These two ladies were, of course, also the top favorites this year. For both Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir and Joyciline Jepkosgei, it was their first marathon start in Hopkinton.

Jepchirchir vs. Jepkosgei

Jepkosgei triumphed last year at the London Marathon with an impressive 2:17:43. This pushed the former half marathon world record holder to 7th place in the perpetual marathon world best list. Peres Jepchirchir ran even faster in 2020 at the Valencia Marathon, where she triumphed with a time of 2:17:16 hours. In addition, Jepchirchir won four marathons in a row: 2019 in Saitama (Japan), 2020 in Valencia, 2021 in Sapporo and New York. Accordingly, the 28-year-old Kenyan was slight favorite against her teammate of the same age. The course record of Bizunesh Deba (Ethiopia), who ran a time of 2:19:59 in 2014, was also a target for the two world-class runners.

Ethiopian power and strong US runners

Another co-favorite was Ethiopia's Degitu Azimeraw, four, who also traveled to the U.S. with a personal best under 2:20 hours. For the host country, Olympic medalist Molly Seidel was hoping for a top finish. Boston 2018 winner Desiree Linden were also at the start. Sara Hall, on the other hand, canceled at short notice.

Celebrity cancellation

The elite field in the men's race was similarly high-class. Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest marathon runner of all time, had originally confirmed his participation. The runner from Ethiopia wanted to run his last marathon in Boston before his 40th birthday. His best time of 2:01:41 is more than a minute off the 11-year-old course record set by Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai, who won in 2011 with a time of 2:03:02. Two weeks before the Boston Marathon, however, Bekele announced his cancellation for the race.

With Evans Chebet and Lawrence Cherono at least two Kenyans were at the start who hold best times in the range of the course record. They were joined by Birhanu Legese, who is the fourth fastest marathoner of all time with a best time of 2:02:48.

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Many Boston Marathon winners at the start

There was no clear top favorite in the men's race, however. Former half marathon world record holder Geoffrey Kamworor was also a hot candidate for victory. In addition, with Benson Kipruto (Boston winner 2021), Lawrence Cherono (winner 2019), Yuki Kawauchi (2018), Geoffrey Kirui (2017), Lemi Berhanu (2016) and Lelisa Desisa (2013 and 2015), the last six winners of the Boston Marathon were also on the start list in 2022.

Men's result: Evans Chebet triumphs after tactical race

With Evans Chebet one of the top favorites could win the race. Until about 10 kilometers before the finish, the leading group consisted of 15 men. In this group, as in the previous year, the US runner Cj Albertson set the pace for the most part. After that Chebet increased the pace. Only Gabriel Geay from Tanzania was able to follow at the beginning. But even he had to let Chebet go a good five kilometers before the finish.

Fastest Boston time since 2011

With a time of 2:06:51, Chebet from Kenya finished ahead of his compatriot Lawrence Cherono. It was the same result as at the Valencia Marathon 2020, where Chebet also won ahead of Cherono. Chebet has also won four of his last five marathon races. However, it was his first win in Boston after he was forced to retire early in 2018 in his only start to date in Hopkinton. In addition, the 33-year-old's third-fastest Boston winning time marked the first time he has won a World Marathon Majors race. It was also the fastest marathon time in Boston since 2011.

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Rounding out the podium was Benson Kipruto, another runner from Kenya.

Strong performance by US runners

Gabriel Geay from Tanzania followed behind. The best runner from the USA was not Cj Albertson, but Scott Fauble, who was the best non-African after a sensational catch-up with a personal best of 2:08:52 hours in seventh place. Elkanah Kibet (2:09:07 hours) was another US runner to make it into the top 10, while Cj Albertson still ran a personal best of 2:10:23 hours to finish 13th.

Women: Olympic champion Jepchirchir wins marathon thriller

The decision in the women's race was exciting until the very last meter. The trio of Peres Jepchirchir, Joyciline Jepkosgei and Ababel Yeshaneh was even on course for the course record for a long time.

Third attack led to victory

Jepkosgei had to let the duo go after a good 35 kilometers. After that, an exciting duel developed between Jepchirchir and Yeshaneh. In the last mile, Olympic champion Jepchirchir tried to break away three times from former half marathon world record holder Yeshaneh, who made the fresher impression. But Yeshaneh could not follow the last attack 300 meters before the finish.

Great winning streak for Jepchirchir

For Jepchirchir, it was her first victory in her first start at the Boston Marathon. The 28-year-old also won three major races in eight months, the Olympic Marathon, the New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon. The time of 2:21:01, like the men's race, was the third-fastest winning time in Boston Marathon history. Over the marathon distance, she has won all of her starts since 2019. It was her 5th consecutive marathon win.

She was followed four seconds behind by Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh, who was the only non-Kenyan in the top 7. Mary Ngugi completed the podium. Co-favorite Joyciline Jepkosgei was pushed through to 7th place.

Strong British woman

The best non-African in 9th place was Charlotte Purdue of Great Britain with 2:25:26 hours. Right behind her was US runner Rojas Nell with 2:25:57 hours.


Boston Marathon 2022 Results ➤ Women

PosNameNatTime
1 Jepchirchir Peres KEN 02:21:01
2 Yeshaneh Ababel ETH 02:21:05
3 Ngugi Mary KEN 02:21:32
4 Kiplagat Edna KEN 02:21:40
5 Ngige Monicah KEN 02:22:13
6 Cheptoo Viola KEN 02:23:47
7 Jepkosgei Joyciline KEN 02:24:43
8 Azimeraw Degitu ETH 02:25:23
9 Purdue Charlotte GBR 02:25:26
10 Rojas Nell USA 02:25:57
11 Elmore Malindi CAN 02:27:58
12 Rothstein-Bruce Step. 02:28:02
13 Linden Desiree USA 02:28:47
14 Lindwurm Dakotah USA 02:29:55
15 Wetsch Bria USA 02:30:42
16 Tabb Elaina USA 02:31:34
17 Krifchin Maegan USA 02:31:53
18 Derks Kathy USA 02:34:54
19 Wodak Natasha CAN 02:35:08
20 Orjuela Angie COL 02:35:17
21 Vaughn Sara USA 02:36:27
22 Cuffe Aisling USA 02:37:23
23 Tuxbury Annmarie USA 02:38:15
24 Bazeley Kate CAN 02:38:26
25 Lampe Kayla USA 02:38:38
26 Flanagan Kaylee USA 02:39:26
27 Powers Ashlee USA 02:39:59
28 Phillips Caitlin USA 02:40:09
29 Sanborn Kate USA 02:40:16
30 Morrissey Katrina USA 02:40:19
31 Kellner Katie USA 02:40:57
32 Denholm Mary USA 02:40:59
33 Bigelow Elizabeth USA 02:42:36
34 Griffith Gracie USA 02:42:41
35 Rouse Gina USA 02:42:54
36 Pridgen Paula USA 02:43:16
37 Lavender Alison GBR 02:43:17
38 Hackett Allie USA 02:43:52
39 Neubauer Diane USA 02:44:05
40 Williams Caroline USA 02:44:06
41 Corno Hilary USA 02:45:34
42 Fluehr Erika USA 02:45:40
43 Biltoft Rachele USA 02:46:08
44 Lisle Catherine USA 02:46:35
45 Ames Lauren USA 02:46:36
46 Hentzen Caroline USA 02:46:41
47 Hawkins Courtney USA 02:47:00
48 Mcinturff Hannah USA 02:47:03
49 Rodin Rachel USA 02:47:09
50 Hoj Olivia USA 02:47:14
51 Cooper Samantha USA 02:47:36
52 Nurse Amanda USA 02:47:53
53 Zanatta Carly CAN 02:47:55
54 Roecker Samantha USA 02:48:02
55 Liu Ziyang CHN 02:48:10
56 Cooper Lauren GBR 02:48:13
57 Chang Amanda USA 02:48:15
58 Gilbert Melodie CAN 02:48:18
59 Murray Meaghan USA 02:48:34
60 Caruso Isabella USA 02:48:35
61 Philbrook Lauren USA 02:48:46
62 Jimenez Raquel USA 02:49:18
63 Martz Marissa USA 02:49:35
64 Kelly Lauren USA 02:49:48
65 Hartenbach Julie USA 02:49:48
66 Wright Vicky GBR 02:49:52
67 Longendyke Hanna USA 02:49:55
68 Hagen Lindsey USA 02:50:18
69 Stephen Elizabeth USA 02:50:24
70 Marlier Jessica USA 02:50:25
71 King Kristina USA 02:50:25
72 Hollingsworth Chelse... USA 02:50:31
73 Carleton Tamma USA 02:50:33
74 Waineo Kiersten USA 02:50:37
75 Green Erica USA 02:50:40
76 Mulcahy Sarah USA 02:50:45
77 Plasencia Cruz Paulin... USA 02:50:45
78 Zaborowska Ewa POL 02:50:51
79 Davies Cora USA 02:50:53
80 Gajewski Mariah USA 02:51:04
81 Martin Amanda USA 02:51:23
82 Noffsinger Annie USA 02:51:26
83 Haggerty Emily USA 02:52:01
84 Stover Allison USA 02:52:01
85 Farello Anna USA 02:52:53
86 Wehman Kelly USA 02:52:56
87 Healey Caitlin USA 02:53:05
88 Sukolsky Alison USA 02:53:13
89 Grace Maria USA 02:53:14
90 Raczkiewicz Katarzyn... 02:53:22
91 Howells Sioned GBR 02:53:26
92 Clifford Niamh IRL 02:53:40
93 Burrell Teal USA 02:53:41
94 Ullmann Emily USA 02:53:47
95 Hammer Layne USA 02:53:51
96 Beucler Amanda USA 02:53:57
97 Colquitt Caili USA 02:53:58
98 Dorsky Lauren USA 02:54:02
99 Kaplan Alyssa USA 02:54:03
100 Bromilow Lara GBR 02:54:20

Results Boston Marathon 2022 ➤ Men

PosNameNatTime
1 Chebet Evans KEN 02:06:51
2 Cherono Lawrence KEN 02:07:21
3 Kipruto Benson KEN 02:07:27
4 Geay Gabriel TAN 02:07:53
5 Kiptanui Eric KEN 02:08:47
6 Korir Albert KEN 02:08:50
7 Fauble Scott USA 02:08:52
8 Yimer Jemal ETH 02:08:58
9 Kibet Elkanah USA 02:09:07
10 Atanaw Kinde ETH 02:09:16
11 Berhanu Lemi ETH 02:09:43
12 Yegon Bethwell KEN 02:09:44
13 Albertson Cj USA 02:10:23
14 Mcdonald Matthew USA 02:10:35
15 Hofbauer Trevor CAN 02:10:52
16 Fischer Reed USA 02:10:54
17 lacofano Mick USA 02:11:48
18 Kamworor Geoffrey KEN 02:11:49
19 Bennie Colin USA 02:12:08
20 Kawauchi Yuki JPN 02:12:55
21 Sayenko Mike USA 02:13:46
22 Mock Jerrell USA 02:14:10
23 Hampton Jonas USA 02:14:40
24 Butler Ian USA 02:14:48
25 Hogan Paul USA 02:15:08
26 Ward Jared USA 02:15:24
27 Llano Matthew USA 02:16:39
28 Schneiderman Benjamin USA 02:18:36
29 Montanez Nico USA 02:19:23
30 Pence Tyler USA 02:19:39
31 Neuffer Alex CAN 02:21:33
32 Williams Nathanael 02:21:46
33 Trujillo Esteban USA 02:22:36
34 Sushchikh Sergey USA 02:23:11
35 Neff Calum CAN 02:23:44
36 Sevcik David USA 02:23:56
37 Fazioli Samuel USA 02:24:17
38 Ortiz Perez Daniel MEX 02:24:26
39 Healey Alexander USA 02:24:36
40 Tropf Jordan USA 02:24:42
41 Ploner Markus ITA 02:24:52
42 Hackett Everett USA 02:24:56
43 Baum Mitchell USA 02:25:00
44 Kortenhof Joe USA 02:25:01
45 Macdonald Benjamin ... USA 02:25:16
46 Ho Richard USA 02:25:27
47 Sykes Dylan USA 02:25:31
48 xx USA 02:25:42
49 Burd Ryan USA 02:25:44
50 Mulligan Matthew USA 02:25:58
51 Mbelenzi Dennis CAN 02:26:07
52 Leach Prescott USA 02:26:07
53 Adams Micah USA 02:26:30
54 Goodfellow Kenneth USA 02:26:48
55 Pederson Daniel USA 02:26:48
56 Zhou Fan USA 02:26:55
57 Walter David USA 02:26:55
58 Vangampleare Steph... USA 02:27:11
59 Holden Zachary USA 02:27:12
60 Hogan Peter USA 02:27:12
61 Lawrence Steven CAN 02:27:20
62 Mcsween Matt USA 02:27:21
63 Rafuse Ryan CAN 02:27:22
64 Baden Josh USA 02:27:31
65 Manning Aaron CAN 02:27:32
66 Bruce Ben USA 02:27:34
67 Baljet Niels NED 02:27:40
68 Hartop James USA 02:27:41
69 Sarge Matthew USA 02:27:43
70 Castronuovo Vinny USA 02:27:47
71 Jaskowiak Ben USA 02:27:51
72 Skurka Andrew USA 02:27:59
73 O'Hara Chip USA 02:28:03
74 Sakakibara Yuzuru 02:28:03
75 Hernando Nacho ESP 02:28:05
76 Woodcock Doug USA 02:28:05
77 Victor Nicholas USA 02:28:09
78 Jackson Stephen GBR 02:28:17
79 Griffin Derek IRL 02:28:19
80 Cole Ben GBR 02:28:22
81 Gutierrez Cristobal USA 02:28:23
82 Darda Joseph USA 02:28:24
83 Schroy Brian USA 02:28:28
84 Morey Tyler USA 02:28:30
85 Kopec Wojciech POL 02:28:38
86 Abasolo Brandon USA 02:28:39
87 Alexander Daniel GBR 02:28:39
88 Dever Shaun USA 02:28:39
89 Piper Paul GBR 02:28:45
90 Grissom Ashton USA 02:28:46
91 Kalapos Joshua USA 02:28:50
92 Williams Anthony USA 02:29:08
93 Winter Jeremy USA 02:29:10
94 Germann Mitchell USA 02:29:11
95 Hsiao Yu TWN 02:29:13
96 Hendrix Austin USA 02:29:17
97 Kiracofe Drew USA 02:29:18
98 Haiss Max USA 02:29:19
99 Hinrichsen Erik USA 02:29:34
100 Stevens Dylan USA 02:29:36

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