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Ethiopian Runner Wins Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 117th Boston Marathon men's title in a time of two hours, 10 minutes, and 22 seconds.

Desisa finished five seconds ahead of Kenya's Micah Kogo, earning $150,000 and the traditional olive wreath. Gebregziabher Gebremariam of Ethiopia was third.

Desisa ended a three-year run of Kenyan men's champions in the event.

But Kenyan Rita Jeptoo won the women's race in two hours, 26 minutes and 25 seconds for her second Boston Marathon victory.

About 25,000 marathoners, including wheelchair competitors, took part in the race in the northeastern U.S. state of Massachusetts.








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