Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon while Americans put up best showing since 1985

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Edna Kiplagat, the victor of the 2017 Boston Marathon, is seen here second from left at the race's six-mile mark.

San Diego distance-running veteran Meb Keflezighi finished 13th in the Boston Marathon Monday as he prepares for retirement, but he left the door open for a future appearance at the iconic footrace.

Sanchez ran the race as part of Team Semper Fi, and raised money for the Semper Fi Fund.

"Just didn't have an answer for him", Rupp said on NBCSN. "I knew I would challenge some of the champions who have been competing here". "Running had given me everything, and I wanted other women to feel that as well".

They were followed closely by Americans who grabbed two of the top four women's spots and six of the top ten for men — the first time that's happened since the race went professional in 1986.

"And I'm also very grateful for the opportunity to thank a city and the streets that changed my life", she said, "and help to empower millions of women all around the world and change the face of the sport".

"If I can come back", he said, "everyone can".

"And he got so angry that there was a girl in the race that he stopped the bus and jumped off it and ran after me and attacked me in the race and tried to pull off my bib numbers, screaming at me, 'Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers'".

"We had a good race, I was working hard to beat Ernst", Hug said. "He is constantly putting us in really uncomfortable situations, whether that's adding extra intervals if we are having a great workout, or asking us to run faster than maybe what we thought we could".

" 'You'll never have children, ' they said".

Meb Keflezighi's last Boston Marathon.

The men's field includes defending champion Lemi Hale, who past year completed Ethiopia's first sweep; 2012 victor Wesley Korir; and Keflezighi, who is planning to retire after the New York City race in the fall. "At the same time, you go out there and execute the best that you can". He turned 40 years old in January and shared a memory of running with Rupp, when he started training with Salazar at 16 years old.

"I'm looking forward to resting now, and getting ready for the track season", Rupp said. Linden lost touch with the lead pack after about 15 miles but her plan was to eliminate the kick from the stronger half-marathoners in the race. 'You're going to get big legs.

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