Boston Marathon 2012

Kenya's Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop won titles at the 116th Boston Marathon on Apr. 16 in heat that slowed the pace of world-class racers trying to impress Olympic selectors.

HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 16: Runners take water from volunteers during the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon April 16, 2012 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 16: Runners take water from volunteers during the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon April 16, 2012 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Elite women runners, including Genet Getaneh, left, of Ethiopia; Georgina Rono, second from left, and Sharon Cherop, third from left, of Kenya; Firehiwot Dado, third from right, of Ethiopia; and Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, second from right, and Caroline Kilel, right, of Kenya, compete in the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Elite women runners, including Genet Getaneh, left, of Ethiopia; Georgina Rono, second from left, and Sharon Cherop, third from left, of Kenya; Firehiwot Dado, third from right, of Ethiopia; and Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, second from right, and Caroline Kilel, right, of Kenya, compete in the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Elite women runners, including Genet Getaneh, left, of Ethiopia; Georgina Rono, second from left, and Sharon Cherop, third from left, of Kenya; Firehiwot Dado, third from right, of Ethiopia; and Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, second from right, and Caroline Kilel, right, of Kenya, compete in the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 16: Volunteers prepare cups of water for runners at the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon April 16, 2012 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
116th Boston Marathon
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 16: Volunteers prepare cups of water for runners at the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon April 16, 2012 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 16: Children slap high fives with passing runners at the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon April 16, 2012 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
116th Boston Marathon
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 16: Children slap high fives with passing runners at the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon April 16, 2012 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Allison Roe, the 1981 Boston Marathon women's champion, fires the starters pistol for the elite women's start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Allison Roe, the 1981 Boston Marathon women's champion, fires the starters pistol for the elite women's start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Allison Roe, the 1981 Boston Marathon women's champion, fires the starters pistol for the elite women's start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Volunteers fill cups at the athlete's village prior to the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Volunteers fill cups at the athlete's village prior to the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Volunteers fill cups at the athlete's village prior to the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

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