Cheruiyot Sets Boston Marathon Course Record

The second man named Robert K. Cheruiyot to win the Boston Marathon did so in record fashion yesterday

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot won the 114th Boston race Monday, finishing in 2:05:52 to shatter by 82 seconds the course record set by four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, who's not related. American Ryan Hall, who finished third last year, missed another spot on the podium by 2 seconds, but his time of 2:08:41 was the fastest ever for U.S. runner in Boston.

"Today was a breakthrough day," said Hall, who was 6 seconds faster than Bob Kempainen in 1994. "Guys are paving new territory, and that's good for us, too."

Cheruiyot, 21, surpassed the course record of 2:07:14 set by his namesake in 2006, when he was 27. A farmer back home, the younger Cheruiyot earned a bonus of $25,000 on top of the $150,000 - and a golden olive wreath from the city of Marathon, Greece - that goes the men's and women's winners.

"I am going to buy some cows," Cheruiyot said.

Continue reading on Cheruiyot's record-breaking day at Universal Sports

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