Kipruto and Kipyogei, the face of Boston Marathon 2021

Kenya‘s Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei came out victorious at the Boston Marathon 2021.

While Kipruto , 30 , celebrates his biggest win so far, Kipyogei , 27, on the other side gives a big smile completing a double in the women’s race.

Making it a historical moment, Kipruto ran for two hours, nine minutes and 51 seconds in Massachusetts. Earlier this year, he was also the man to claim gold in Prague.

On the other hand, Kipyogei had a tough moment emerging winner. If she had lost, a Kenyan would still be taking pictures wearing a bright smile.

She came ahead of Edna Kiplagat and Mary Ngugi — all Kenyans.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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