Defending champion Evans Chebet won the Boston Marathon again Monday, surging to the front at Heartbreak Hill to spoil the much-anticipated debut of world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge and win in an unofficial 2 hours, 5 minutes, 54 seconds.

It was the third-fastest time in race history.

Chebet, 2021 winner Benson Kipruto and Gabriel Geay dropped Kipchoge from the lead pack around Mile 20 and then ran together for the last 3 miles. Geay won a footrace for second, 10 seconds behind and 2 seconds ahead of Kipruto.

Kipchoge, a 12-time major marathon winner, was sixth.