Two seconds in the Boston Marathon and decide

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In the end it comes to a sprint finish: The Kenyans Lawrence Cherono comes through after 42 kilometres, only just ahead of Lelisa Desisa from Ethiopia. For women, the Boston Marathon ends clear.

The Kenyans Lawrence Cherono has won after a heart-stopping finale for the first time, the Boston Marathon. The 30-Year-old sat down on Monday in the 123. Edition of the traditional race after a thrilling sprint finish in 2:07:57 hours, two seconds ahead of former world Vice-champion Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia/2:07:59), who had triumphed in 2013 and 2015, in Boston. Third, ten seconds behind the Kenyan Kenneth Kipkemoi (2:08:07).

Worknesh Country triumphs

Clear the output was the race in the women. The Ethiopian Worknesh Country celebrated in 2:23:31 hours, their first victory in Boston, you won unchallenged ahead of the 2017 champion Edna Kiplagat (Kenya/2:24:13), and the US-American Jordan Hasay (2:25:20). The oldest city marathon in the world was overshadowed six years ago of bombings. The bombers had detonated in the target area with two bombs and three people were killed and 264 more were injured.

jw/ck (sid, dpa)