Men's Boston Marathon Winner has Several Kentucky Ties

Apr 16, 2012

A former University of Louisville track star won the Boston Marathon Monday. Wesley Korir won in a heat-slowed time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds. It was the second-slowest Boston race since 1985, as temperatures rising into the 80s slowed the leaders and may have convinced as many as 4,300 entrants to sit this one out.

Korir is a native of Kenya who attended college at Murray State before transferring to Louisville and graduating from the school with a biology degree.

He is hoping to receive American citizenship within a few years.