• Desisa and Rotich Prevail in Boston Marathon
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
|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
|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|