April 15th, 2013
12:35 PM ET

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

A strong kick won the Boston Marathon for Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa.

Bunched up with two competitors with a mile left, Desisa pulled away in the last few blocks, winning the men's division Monday with a time of 2:10:22.

Kenya's Micah Kogo (2:10:27) and Ethiopia's Gebregziabher Gebremariam (2:10:28) finished second and third. American Jason Hartmann, of Colorado, finished fourth (2:12:12).

In the women's division, Kenya's Rita Jeptoo held off last year's champion to win her second Boston Marathon in seven years with a time of 2:26:25.

Last year's winner, Sharon Cherop of Kenya, finished third (2:27:01) behind Meseret Hailu of Ethiopia (2:26:58).

American Shalane Flanagan, of Oregon, finished fourth (2:27:08).

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  1. Amanda

    CNN needs to retract their statement on 'Right-Wing Extremists' Could Be Behind Marathon Bombing. This is sickening and down right dirty journalism. Shame on the network and those who continue to watch.

    April 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      right wing tea party types , number 1 suspect!

      April 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    We should refrain from blaming a group or people before we know the facts,folks.

    April 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |