Stats Speaking

This past week, a new record was set for the Boston Marathon. This race is one of the most notable events in the running world. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest marathon and is one of the five World Marathon Majors.

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya set the record. This 22-year-old is definitely a force to be reckoned with, as he has finished fifth or better in the four marathons that he has competed in. Here are some facts and figures about the new champion and the classic race.

Year of the first Boston Marathon: 1897

Distance of Boston Marathon: 26.22 miles

Cheruiyot's record-breaking time: 2:05:22

Reward for first-place winner: $175,000

Of the past 20 Boston Marathons, the number of times a Kenyan has won: 18

Sources: [SLANT12][SLANT12], [SLANY12][SLANT12]