By JENNIFER McDERMOTT
Associated Press Writer
BOSTON (AP) — Kenya’s Diana Kipyogei won the Boston Marathon women’s race in a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 45 seconds. The elite women traversed more than half of the course in a pack, passing crowds that were smaller than normal but no less enthusiastic. Making her major marathon debut, the 27-year-old Kipyogei stayed in the pack until she broke away at the sharp turn heading into the Newton Hills, a strategic spot where race outcomes have been sealed in the past.