Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi surges to win Boston Marathon
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