• Desisa and Rotich Prevail in Boston Marathon

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Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa  and Kenya's Caroline Rotich were crowned champions at world oldest marathon, the 119th Boston Marathon, on Monday, April 20.


The 25-year old Desisa, who also won 2013 Boston marathon, crossed the line after 2:09:17 ahead of  compatriot  Yemane Adhane Tsegay 2:09:48.  The men's podium concluded Kenya's Wilson Chebet, who crossed the finsih  line after 2:10:22.

Top American runner was Dathan Ritzenhein, who took 7th place in 2:11:20 ahead of last year's winner Meb Keflezighi, who finished after 2:12:42.

Men Top Results

  Pos. Name Time

1 Desisa, Lelisa (ETH) 02:09:17

2 Tsegay, Yemane Adhane (ETH) 02:09:48

3 Chebet, Wilson (KEN) 02:10:22

4 Kipyego, Bernard (KEN) 02:10:47

5 Korir, Wesley (KEN) 02:10:49

6 Chepkwony, Frankline (KEN) 02:10:52

7 Ritzenhein, Dathan (USA) 02:11:20

8 Keflezighi, Meb (USA) 02:12:42

9 Tola, Tadese (ETH) 02:13:35

10 Shafar, Vitaliy (UKR) 02:13:52

Caroline Rotitch made her move and pulled away from Ethiopia's  Mare Dibaba in the last 400m to win 2015 Boston Marathon women's race in 2:24:55. The runner up Dibaba clocked 2:24:59,  while Buzunesh Debe (ETH) posted 2:25:09 for third.

The top American Shalane Flanagan came in 9th place in 2:27:47.

Leading Women's Results

  Pos. Name Time

1 Rotich, Caroline (KEN) 02:24:55

2 Dibaba, Mare (ETH) 02:24:59

3 Deba, Buzunesh (ETH) 02:25:09

4 Linden, Desiree (USA) 02:25:39

5 Cherop, Sharon (KEN) 02:26:05

6 Kilel, Caroline (KEN) 02:26:40

7 Kebede, Aberu (ETH) 02:26:52

8 Demise, Shure (ETH) 02:27:14

9 Flanagan, Shalane (USA) 02:27:47

10 Chepkirui, Joyce (KEN) 02:29:07


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