Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono outsprinted Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa over the final few steps to win the Boston Marathon. Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa broke away from the rest of the field early and ran alone for the last 20 miles to win the women’s event.
Cherono crossed the finish line in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 57 seconds on Monday. That was just ahead of Desisa, the 2015 champion, who came in at 2:07:59.
Kenya’s Kenneth Kipkemoi was third in 2:08:06. Kenya’s Felix Kandi was fourth and 2017 champion Geoffrey Kirui was fifth.
Worknesh Degefa is your 2019 Boston Marathon Women’s Elite Champ! pic.twitter.com/QiHaVnMh5o
— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 15, 2019
— Mukurima X. Muriuki (@Mukurima) April 15, 2019