Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Kirui wins 2017 Boston Marathon men’s race

Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirui (JOFF’-ree key-ROO’-ee) has won the Boston Marathon — his first marathon victory ever.

Kirui outran Galen Rupp of the U.S. to take Monday’s 121st running of the race in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 36 seconds.

He took seventh in last year’s Amsterdam Marathon and third at Rotterdam.

Rupp finished unofficially in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 58 seconds.