The 2022 Boston Marathon is officially underway and the elite racers have completed the race. The first finisher was American wheelchair racer Daniel Romanchuk, and every major division has seen the elite competitors complete the 2022 Boston Marathon. The last runners hit the course starting at 11:15 a.m. ET.
Kenyan runner Evans Chebet won the men’s division with a time of 2:06:51. The front of the pack was tight for much of the race, but over the final 10 or so kilometers, Chebet made a decisive move and dominated the close of the race. It was a Kenyan sweep of the top three as Lawrence Cherono finished second at 2:07:21 and defending champ Benson Kipruto finished third at 2:07:27.
Scott Fauble was the top-finishing American male with a time of 2:08:52.
2021 Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya won the women’s elite division with a time of 2:21:02. She edged out Ababel Yeshaneh of Ethiopia after the two exchanged the lead multiple times in the closing miles. Yeshaneh finished with a time of 2:21:06, and was followed by Kenya’s Mary Ngugi, who finished with a time of 2:21:32.
Nell Rojas was the top finishing American elite woman, completing the race in a time of 2:25:57.
Romanchuk finished with an unofficial time of 01:26:58. With the win, he claimed his second Boston Marathon victory after winning it in 2019 with a time of 1:21:36. Aaron Pike (USA) finished second with a time of 01:32:49 and Johnboy Smith (GBR) finished third with a time of 01:32:55.
Swiss racer Manuela Schar was the first woman to finish, winning the women’s wheelchair division with a time of 01:41:08. American Susannah Scaroni finished second in the division with a time of 01:46:20.
American Alfredo Delossantos was the first handcycle racer to finish. He won the men’s race with a time of 1:08:40. He was followed by American Dustin Baker (1:15:52) and Steve Chapman (1:21:33).
American Wendy Larsen won the women’s handcycle race with a time of 1:35:10. American Devann Murphy finished second with a time of 1:48:23.