Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins 2nd Boston Marathon

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BOSTON (AP) - Rita Jeptoo of Kenya has won the women's race in the Boston Marathon for the second time.

Jeptoo also won in 2006. She took two years off after having a baby.

She finished on Monday in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 25 seconds. That was 33 seconds better than Meseret Hailu of Ethiopia.

American Shalane Flanagan was fourth.

A year after temperatures approaching 90 degrees slowed the race, cool temperatures greeted the field of 24,662 in Hopkinton on Monday morning for the 117th edition of the 26.2-mile run.

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