Peres Jepchirchir, a 28-year-old runner from Kenya, won the women’s race in the 126th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday and made history in the process. She took home the win with an unofficial time of 2:21:02 and is now the first athlete to ever win an Olympic marathon gold medal, the New York Marathon and the Boston Marathon.

Jepchirchir finished just ahead of 30-year-old runner Ababel Yeshaneh from Ethiopia, who finished with an unofficial time of 2:21:06. The two went back and forth down the stretch of the race and switched leads multiple times in the last mile of the race before Jepchirchir ran ahead and won, unofficially, by just four seconds. Read More