NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 – On his maiden appearance at the Boston Marathon, Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono beat Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa in a sensational sprint finish to clinch the title in 2hours, 7minutes and 57 seconds.
Kenya secured the top two slots on the podium with Desisa coming second two seconds after Cherono’s time while Kennedy Kipkemboi was third in a time of 2hrs, 8minutes and 6 seconds.
“I am very happy with the race today. I knew I was good in sprints and I saw that I could win if it got to that and I am really pleased today,” Cherono said after the race.
Meanwhile, Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat, champion in Boston in 2017 settled for second spot in a race won by Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa who obliterated the race from the start.
Degefa clocked 2:23:31 while Kiplagat who came in second timed 2:24:13
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