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Jeptoo Moves Up WMM Leaderboard

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Apr. 19, 2013
  • Updated Apr. 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM UTC
Rita Jeptoo stands a good chance of winning the 2012-2013 WMM Series. Photo: www.photorun.net

The Kenyan is now in first place for the 2012-2013 series.

Rita Jeptoo’s victory at Monday’s Boston Marathon moved her up into the top of the World Marathon Majors Series (WMM) rankings.

The WMM was established in 2006 and spans across the following major city marathons: Tokyo, London, Boston, New York City, and Berlin.

Jeptoo won Monday’s race in commanding fashion, clocking 2:26:25. She now has 40 points in the series and a five-point lead over Sharon Cherop who took third in Boston.

Mary Keitany of Kenya is in third place in the WMM, but isn’t racing this spring due to the forthcoming arrival of her second child.

There is a tie between Priscah Jeptoo, Atseyda Baysa, Tiki Gelana, and Aberu Kebede for fourth place.

Three of these runners — Jeptoo, Baysa and Gelana — stand a good chance to improve on their position in the WMM series as they are racing London this weekend.

The men’s WMM leaderboard was left relatively unaffected after Boston. Kenya’s Wesley Korir moved  up just one point for his fifth-place finish in Boston.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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