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Worknesh Degefa and Lawrence Cherono win Boston Marathon

Worknesh Degefa and Lawrence Cherono win Boston Marathon”

Lawrence Cherono of Kenya emerged victorious in the men's race Monday, barely squeaking past Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia.

Joan Benoit Samuelson is embraced Monday by Boston Athletic Association CEO Tom Grilk after she finished the 123rd Boston Marathon. The second place finisher, two-time victor Lelisa Desisa, finished one second slower, according to race officials.

Shiloh Schulte of Kennebunk and Meg Brockett of Portland were the fastest ME runners in Monday's 123rd Boston Marathon.

Hasay, a Mission Prep graduate, came in with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 20 seconds, the organization said.

Cherono, Desisa and Kipkemoi made a move and remained locked together until the closing stages, with Cherono and Desisa kicking away and sprinting for the finish line.

Fauble and fellow American Jared Ward were also in the top 10, clocking 2:09:09 and 2:09:25 in seventh and eighth respectively.

The elite women's race was a different story.



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