BOSTON, MASS.- With near-perfect weather over New England on April 18, the 126and The Boston Marathon went off without a hitch with more than 25,000 runners on the streets of Boston, including two from Madison.

In the men’s division, Josh Cornett, 28, had a pace of 7:54 and finished the marathon with a time of 3:26:43. He finished 7,417 in the men’s and 9,522 overall of the 24,918 who officially finished the 26.2-mile race. In the women’s 30, Sarah Wall finished with a time of 3:54.09, which included a pace of 8:56. Her final time was 5,831 in the women’s and 16,319 overall.

The top runners-up in the men’s and women’s divisions of the 2022 race were dominated by Kenyans. Evans Chebet won his first Boston Marathon title with the eighth fastest time in Boston Marathon history. The Kenyan finished with a time of 2:06:51. On the women’s side, the Boston Marathon debut was a stellar one for Peres Jepchirchir as she posted a final time of 2:21:01 and became the fifth Olympic marathon champion to win Boston. She also became the first athlete in history to win the Boston, New York and Olympic marathon titles.

Some additional race notes for 2022 include Guinness World Record holder Jocelyn Rivas completed her 112and marathon in a time of 4:40:47; NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth finished in 3:01:40; Former “The Bachelor” frontman Matt James finished in 3:49:38; Former “The Bachelorette” contestant Zac Clark finished the class in 3:43:46.

Of the 25,314 athletes who started the race, 98.4% completed the course ending on Boylston Street.

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