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High Temps For 116th Boston Marathon Slow Runners

This year's race was the second-slowest since 1985, as temperatures rising into the 80s slowed the leaders and may have convinced as many as 4,300 entrants to sit this one out.  (AP)

This year's race was the second-slowest since 1985, as temperatures rising into the 80s slowed the leaders and may have convinced as many as 4,300 entrants to sit this one out. (AP)

Wesley Korir, a Kenyan citizen and permanent resident of the U.S., won the Boston Marathon on Monday in 2:12:40. Sharon Cherop won the women’s race by 2 seconds, outsprinting Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, to win in 2:31:50.

Last year’s winner, Geoffrey Mutai, dropped out after 18 miles with cramps.

WBUR’s Alex Ashlock was at the finish line and joins Radio Boston to talk about the race. Jon Marcus, of My Secret Boston, also joins us to talk marathon trivia.

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