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Japanese Runner Wins Men's Boston Marathon

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Charles Krupa
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Associated Press
Yuki Kawauchi, of Japan, celebrates after winning the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston.

Japanese runner Yuki Kawauchi surged late to win men's Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 58 seconds.
 
Kawauchi is the first Japanese man to win the Boston Marathon since 1987.
 
He overtook Kenyan runner Geoffrey Kirui in the last few miles to win his first Abbott World Marathon major title.
 
Kawauchi said through an interpreter after the windy, rainy race that it was the best conditions possible.