Athletics - Kenya's Kiplagat wins women's Boston Marathon

Apr 17, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Edna Kiplagat crosses the finish line of the 2017 Boston Marathon winning the women's division. Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

BOSTON (Reuters) - Kenya's Edna Kiplagat won the 121st running of the Boston Marathon on Monday in an unofficial time of two hours 21 minutes and 53 seconds, well ahead of her nearest competitors in the women's field.

Kiplagat, whose resume includes marathon wins in London, Moscow, New York and Daegu, broke away from the pack just before the race's hilliest section at about the 20-mile mark and ran aggressively through the hills on her way to an emphatic victory.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Larry Fine)