Kenya dominates the 2022 Boston Marathon, as Evans Chebet and Peres Jepchirchir win men's and women's races

    Kenya's Evans Chebet (R) and Peres Jepchirchir (L) celebrate with the Boston Marathon trophy after winning the elite men's and women's races.

    (CNN)The world's oldest annual marathon took place on Patriots' Day, traditionally the third Monday in April, for the first time since 2019 -- and Kenyans dominated both the men's and women's races, winning five of the possible six podium spots in the 126th Boston Marathon.

    Evans Chebet won the men's race in an unofficial time of two hours, six minutes and 51 seconds to claim his first Boston Marathon title. Chebet did not finish when he ran in this event in 2018.
    Lawrence Cherono -- the 2019 Boston Marathon winner -- placed second, finishing in 2:07:21, while last year's winner, Benson Kipruto, took third in 2:07:27.
      The coronavirus pandemic forced last year's race to be postponed to October 2021, while the 2020 edition was canceled and became a virtual race for the first time in the event's history.