Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya successfully defended his Bean Town race title by winning the 111th Boston Marathon in the wind and rain Monday. The Boston win was Cheruiyot's third title. Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia won the women's title. Cheruiyot completed the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 13 seconds, the slowest winning time since 1985. USA Today reports:
The weather, part of a nor'easter battering the Eastern seaboard, will become part of race lore. The field contended with temperatures in the high 40s, winds gusting more than 25 mph and rain for much of the race. As tough as conditions were, they were better than anticipated on race eve. The rain stopped midway through the race.