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After his surprise Boston Marathon victory last week, Yuki Kawauchi earned third place in this season’s World Marathon Majors men’s series while Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge was crowned champion Monday in London.

Kawauchi was one of five runners tied on 25 points for a first-place finish in one of the season’s eight events, but last Monday’s upset in wet and frigid conditions was enough for the series’ race directors to pick Kawauchi ahead of the other four.

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