Ethiopia's Desisa, Kenya's Jeptoo win Boston Marathon

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Monday, April 15, 2013
BOSTON (AP) -- Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon.

It's just his second race at the 26.2-mile distance. Desisa outsprinted two other East Africans down Boylston Street to win in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 23 seconds.

American Jason Hartmann finished fourth for the second straight year.

Rita Jeptoo won the women's race earlier Monday. It was her second victory in Boston, and her first win in a major race since taking two years off to have a baby.

Shalane Flanagan of nearby Marblehead was fourth in the women's division.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press


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