• Hayle and Baysa win Boston marathon 2016

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Ethiopians Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa took Boston marathon crowns on Monday, April 18. 

Ethiopian runners had a perfect day in Boston as they swept the men's podium with women finishing 1-2.  

Lemi Berhanu Hayle broke the tape after (2:12:45) to win the 2016 Boston marathon. Hayle beat the two time Boston champion Lelisa Desisa (2:13:32) into second as Yemane Adhane Tsegay concluded the podium (2:30:50).

Atsede Baysa recovered a 35 second deficit over the last 6km from her teammate Tirfi Tsegaye to win the women's contest  at 2016 Boston marathon in (2:29:19).  Runner-up Tsegaye clocked 2:30:03, while Kenya's Joyce Chepkirui came in third in (2:30:50).

Both winners Atsede Baysa and  Atsede Baysa not only earned a prize of USD 150,000 , but also earned their spot on the Ethiopian Rio Olympics team. 

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Top Men

Position 
Nation 

Finish Time


Hayle, Lemi Berhanu (ETH) 02:12:45
2

Desisa, Lelisa (ETH) 02:13:32
3

Tsegay, Yemane Adhane (ETH) 02:14:02
4

Korir, Wesley (KEN) 02:14:05
5

Lonyangata, Paul (KEN) 02:15:45
6

Kitwara, Sammy (KEN) 02:16:43
7

Chebogut, Stephen (KEN) 02:16:52
8

Nageeye, Abdi (NED) 02:18:05
9

Feleke, Getu (ETH) 02:18:46
10 Hine, Zachary (USA)
02:21:37

Top Women


Position


Nation 

Finish Time
1 Baysa, Atsede (ETH)

02:29:19
2 Tsegaye, Tirfi (ETH)

02:30:03
3 Chepkirui, Joyce (KEN)

02:30:50
4 Prokopcuka, Jelena (LAT)

02:32:28
5 Kipketer, Valentine (KEN)

02:33:13
6 Daniel, Flomena Cheyech (KEN
)
02:33:40
7 Deba, Buzunesh (ETH)

02:33:56
8 Tola, Fate (ETH)

02:34:38
9 Spence Gracey, Neely (USA)

02:35:00
10 Daska, Mamitu (ETH)

02:37:31
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