Ethiopian wins Boston Marathon

Apr 20, 2015 12:47 PM by Debbie Cobb

BOSTON (AP) - Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

It's his second victory in the race. He also won the 2013 race just hours before a pair of bombs exploded at the finish line. Desisa returned after the attacks to donate his medal to the city in memory of the victims.

Caroline Rotich (ROW-tish) won the women's race in an unofficial 2:24:55. It's the first Boston victory for the 30-year-old Kenyan. She finished fourth in 2011.

Two years after the bombs killed three and wounded 260 more, the world's most prestigious marathon took a tentative step back toward normal.


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