Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins 2d Boston Marathon

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Elite female marathoners, front row from left, Rita Jeptoo, Mamitu Daska, Meserat Debele, Tirifi Beyene, Alemitu Begna, Shalane Flanagan, Ana Felix and Sabrina Mockenhaupt compete on the course in Wellesley, Mass., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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BOSTON (AP) — Rita Jeptoo of Kenya has won the women's race in the Boston Marathon for the second time.

Jeptoo also won in 2006. She took two years off after having a baby.

She finished on Monday in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 25 seconds. That was 33 seconds better than Meseret Hailu of Ethiopia.

American Shalane Flanagan was fourth.

A year after temperatures approaching 90 degrees slowed the race, cool temperatures greeted the field of 24,662 in Hopkinton on Monday morning for the 117th edition of the 26.2-mile run.

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