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Evans Chebet of Kenya wins the 126th Boston Marathon

Trevor Hofbauer finishes 15th in 2:10:52โ€“the fastest time ever run by a Canadian at Boston

Photo by: Kevin Morris

Kenya’s Evans Chebet has won the 2022 Boston Marathon in 2:06:51 to earn his first Abbott World Marathon Major title. Previous champions Lawrence Cherono (2019) was second in 2:07:21 and Benson Kipruto (2021) was third in 2:07:27. 

If you watched last year’s Boston Marathon, the race was started in a similar fashion, as American CJ Albertson took the lead through the first four to five miles before the pack pulled him back in. The men’s lead pack consisted of 15 runners, with all the major contenders still in contention until 35 km, when Chebet put on a surge. Gabriel Geay of Tanzania was the only runner to go with Chebet, eventually falling off at 37 km.

CJ Albertson at the 2021 Boston Marathon. Photo: ยฉ Kevin Morris

Chebet covered the 5K split from 35 km to 40 km in 13:55. Cherono and Kipruto chased Chebet over the final 5K, but left it too late as Chebet earned his first Boston title. He has three previous wins including Buenos Aires, the 2020 Valencia Marathon (where he narrowly beat Cherono in 2:03:00) and Lake Biwa. 

Trevor Hofbauer
Trevor Hofbauer at the 2019 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Photo: Matt Stetson.

Canada’s Trevor Hofbauer had the perfect day, finishing 15th, just off his personal best in 2:10:52. After a rough build-up to the 2020 Olympics, he returned to his impressive form, running the fastest ever time by a Canadian man in Boston. 

Scott Fauble ran a personal best 2:08:52, an even marathon split (64:26, 64:26), to finish seventh overall as the top American for the second time in three years. This is Fauble’s first marathon under his new coach Joe Bosshard, since he left the Hoka NAZ Elite team in late 2021.

Daniel Romanchuk of the U.S. added his second Boston Marathon victory in 1:26:57. It was his eighth Abbott World Marathon win. Switzerland’s Marcel Hug was unable to defend his 2021 Boston title due to an injury. 

Canada’s Josh Cassidy finished seventh overall in 1:35:02. 

Top 20

  1. Evans Chebet (Kenya) 2:06:51
  2. Lawrence Cherono (Kenya) 2:07:21
  3. Benson Kipruto (Kenya) 2:07:27
  4. Gabriel Geay (Tanzania) 2:07:53
  5. Eric Kiptanui (Kenya) 2:08:47
  6. Albert Korir (Kenya) 2:08:50
  7. Scott Fauble (USA) 2:08:52 (PB*)
  8. Jemal Yimer (Ethiopia) 2:08:58 (PB*)
  9. Elkanah Kibet (USA) 2:09:07 (PB*)
  10. Kinde Atanaw (Ethiopia) 2:09:16
  11. Lemi Berhanu (Ethiopia) 2:09:43
  12. Bethwell Yegon (Kenya) 2:09:44
  13. CJ Albertson (USA) 2:10:23 (PB*)
  14. Matthew Mcdonald (USA) 2:10:35
  15. Trevor Hofbauer (Canada) 2:10:52 
  16. Reed Fischer (USA) 2:10:54
  17. Mick Iacofano (USA) 2:11:48
  18. Geoffrey Kamworor (Kenya) 2:11:49
  19. Colin Bennie (USA) 2:12:08
  20. Yuki Kawauchi (Japan) 2:12:55

*PBs at Boston are asterisked because it is a point-to-point, net downhill course.