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A real chiller


Kenya's Elijah Lagat (above) and Catherine Ndereba celebrate with their victory trophies. (Globe / AP photos)
   MEN'S RACE
Dramatic duel ends with new men's champ: Lagat
Kenyan Elijah Lagat was crowned men's champion after the closest finish in race history.

WOMEN'S RACE
Ndereba cools off Roba to claim women's title
Catherine Ndebera came from behind to become the first Kenyan to win the women's title.
Top 100 men | Top 25 women
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WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIRS
Driscoll tops rival, DeMar
Jean Driscoll, the seven-time women's wheelchair winner, finally got over the hurdle that had stopped her from getting to eight.

MEN'S WHEELCHAIR
Nietlispach cruises to fifth
Franz Nietlispach, the 42-year-old defending champion from Switzerland was as well-tuned as the watches made in his native land, laughing his way to the finish line in 1:33:32, a spectacular 5:12 better than countryman Heinz Frei in second place. It was no contest.

PHOTOS
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STORIES
Winners, runners-up discuss the race, strategy
A day for Kenyan... fans
Also-rans just happy to make it to the end
Boston Common: Ready for big race
Hopkinton: Pre-race jitters plague runners
Complete race coverage

   

The winners:

2000 TOP FIVE MEN
Elijah Lagat, Kenya 2:09:47
G. Abera, Ethiopia 2:09:47
Moses Tanui, Kenya 2:09:50
Ondoro Osoro, Kenya 2:10:29
D. Busienei, Kenya 2:11:26
2000 TOP FIVE WOMEN
C. Ndereba, Kenya 2:26:11
I. Bogacheva, Kyrgyz. 2:26:27
Fatuma Roba, Ethiopia 2:26:27
A. Catuna, Romania 2:29:46
L. Kiplagat, Kenya 2:30:12
2000 MEN'S WHEELCHAIR
Nietlispach, Switz. 1:33:32
Frei, Switz. 1:38:43
Mendoza, Mexico 1:39:37
MacLean, Austr. 1:45:42
Smith, Canada 1:45:42
2000 WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIR
Driscoll, USA 2:00:52
Sauvage, Austr. 2:01:16
Nibley, USA 2:14:47
Petitclerc,Canada 2:16:13
Roy, Canada 2:24:43