Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya win divisions of Boston Marathon

In his second race at the 26.2-mile distance, Desisa finished five seconds ahead of Kenya's Micah Kogo to earn $150,000 and the traditional olive wreath. Gebregziabher Gebremariam of Ethiopia was third, with American Jason Hartmann matching his 2012 finish by coming in fourth. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women's race earlier for her second Boston victory. Jeptoo, who also won in 2006, finished in 2:26:25 for her first victory in a major race since taking two years off after having a baby. About two hours after Desisa crossed the finish line, two bombs went off near the finish line — killing at least three people and injuring more than 140. Read more…


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