In a surprising turn of events, Tanzania’s Gabriel Geay has finished second ahead of Eliud Kipchoge in the 2023 Boston marathon.
Geay, who had previously placed third in the 2021 New York City marathon, crossed the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, and 42 seconds, just seconds ahead of Kipchoge, the world record holder and two-time Olympic gold medalist.
Geay’s victory is a testament to the growing strength of East African long-distance runners, who have dominated the sport for decades.
It also reflects the increasing competitiveness of the global marathon scene, as more and more runners from around the world are able to compete at the highest level.
Despite his disappointment at not taking the top spot, Kipchoge still ran an impressive race, finishing just one second behind Geay with a time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, and 43 seconds.
The Kenyan athlete remains one of the greatest runners of all time, having set the world record in the marathon at the 2018 Berlin marathon and won numerous other races over the course of his career.
The Boston marathon, one of the oldest and most prestigious marathons in the world, attracts top athletes from around the globe.
The course is known for its challenging hills and unpredictable weather, which can make for a difficult and unpredictable race. Geay’s victory, therefore, is all the more impressive.
Overall, the 2023 Boston marathon was a thrilling race, showcasing the incredible skill and endurance of some of the world’s best runners. As the sport continues to evolve and grow, it will be exciting to see what new talents emerge in the years to come.