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2015 Boston Marathon Results: Lelisa Desisa Wins …

Chris Greenberg | Boston Globe   in 
April 20, 2015

The tape has been broken at the finish line and winners have been crowned at the 119th Boston Marathon. The 2015 edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon included familiar faces in the men’s race and a dramatic duel in the climactic moments of the women’s division.

Approximately 30,000 runners embarked on the 26.2 mile-trek from Hopkinton to Boylston Street on a damp, chilly day. In the elite men’s division, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won for the second time. The 25-year-old previously triumphed in 2013, just hours before the bombings near the finish line rocked the beloved Boston event. He returned his 2013 medal to the city of Boston in an act of solidarity. He becomes the fourth man to twice win the Boston Marathon.

“I’m happy for No. 1,” he said, via The Associated Press. “I am happy to win and for a strong Boston 2013.”

In a dramatic conclusion to the women’s race, Caroline Rotich of Kenya edged Mare Dibaba of Ethiopa over the final stretch of the course. Rotitch finished in 2:24:55 while Dibaba finished in 2:24:59.

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