Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi surges to win Bos­ton Marathon

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS - By Kyle High­tower

BOS­TON » Yuki Kawauchi seemed like just an­other spot­light-seek­ing, early front-run­ner when he darted out to take the lead at the start of Mon­day’s Bos­ton Marathon.

It turns out the veteran Ja­panese marathoner saved plenty for the fin­ish, as well.

Kawauchi bat­tled a steady head­wind and blind­ing wet con­di­tions to surge with a mile to go, over­tak­ing Ge­of­frey Kirui to win his first Bos­ton Marathon.

“I’ve been run­ning for 26 years, and in 26 years this is by far the best day of my life,” Kawauchi said af­ter­ward through an in­ter­preter.

Kawauchi crossed the fin­ish line in a time of 2:15:58. He be­comes the first Ja­panese man

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