Day: April 16, 2011

East African Marathon Dominance By the Numbers

     Since Ibrahim Hussein outkicked Tanzania’s Juma Ikangaa in 1988 to becomeBoston’s first African champion, Kenyans have won a total of 18 Boston Marathon titles, Ethiopians 3, Italy and Korea 1 each.  It is the most dominant stretch ever seen by a single nation in Boston history. It included a 10 year win streak from 1991 to 2000.   

Previous 23 years,  1965 – 1987:

USA  8 wins – Japan 5 – England  3 – New Zealand, Australia, Colombia, Finland, Ireland, Canada  1 (more…)

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