Rop puts Kenyans back on top
He'd run one marathon before, so he knew he could go the distance. He'd seen a video of the course, so he knew all about the hills. And he knew that a man named Rodgers had won a few here.
South African Ernst VanDyk defended his wheelchair title in the Boston Marathon in fine fashion yesterday. The women's crown went to Switzerland's Edith Hunkeler.
US RUNNERS Support not up to speed
The loneliness of the American distance runner continued yesterday at the Boston Marathon. Keith Dowling of Reston, Va., the top man, finished 15th.
DICK BEARDSLEY Former runner-up returns for a fun run
The crowds along the route didn't recognize him - and Dick Beardsley liked that. ''It was actually nice being a little bit inconspicuous out there,'' he said.
MASTERS At 43, Kipkemboi in prime of life
A couple of years made no difference to Joshua Kipkemboi. In fact, it might have spurred on the Kenyan runner yesterday to reclaim the masters title.