BOSTON, Mass. -- Two local runners who starred at the University of Oregon finished in the Top 3 of the 121st running of the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Galen Rupp, who lives in Portland, finished second behind Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui. Rupp set a personal record with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 58 seconds. Kirui finished with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 36 seconds.
Two other former Oregon runners also finished in the Top 10, including Shadrack Biwott, who finished fourth (2:12.08), and Luke Puskedra (2:14.45), who finished ninth.
Among women, former Ducks runner and Beaverton resident Jordan Hasay finished third in her marathon debut with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, behind winner Edna Kiplagat, a Kenyan policewoman running her first Boston Marathon, and second-place finisher Rose Chelimo of Bahrain.
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Kiplagat's unofficial time was 2 hours, 21 minutes, 53 seconds and Chelimo finished 59 seconds behind at 2 hours, 22 minutes, 51 seconds.