Tragedy has struck at the Boston Marathon following the end of the race.
UPDATE: Monday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp
The Boston Globe @BostonGlobe
BREAKING NEWS: Two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession right next to the Boston Marathon finsh line this afternoon.4/15/2013, 6:59:31 PM
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The Boston Marathon saw Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa outrace Micah Kogo of Kenya and Gebregziabher Gebremariam of Ethiopia to win Monday's famous race. The top three men were separated by just six seconds.
The United States men gave a solid showing, as Jason Hartmann replicated last year's fourth-place finish, while Daniel Tapia finished ninth and Craig Leon took 10th. Last year's winner, Wesley Korir of Kenya, finished in fifth.
On the women's side, Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won her second Boston Marathon on Monday in a time of 2:26:25, winning by 33 seconds over second-place finisher Meseret Hailu of Ethiopia.
Jeptoo celebrated with her trophy after the race (via Paula Ebben of CBS Boston):
Paula Ebben @PaulaEbbenWBZ
Rita Jeptoo with her gorgeous trophy! #wbz #BostonMarathon http://t.co/E0jvQF1m514/15/2013, 4:16:42 PM
The United States was well represented at the top of the pack, as Shalane Flanagan finished in fourth and Kara Goucher came in sixth. Here's Flanagan at the finish, via Lisa Hughes of WBZ TV:
Lisa Hughes @LisaWBZ
Shalane Flanagan finishes 4th in @bostonmarathon. Says last 5 miles of downhill turned her legs to "jello." #bostonmarathon4/15/2013, 4:05:12 PM
Last year's winner, Sharon Cherop of Kenya, finished in third, while Tirfi Tsegaye of Ethiopia rounded out the top five.
Tatiana McFadden of the United States won the women's wheelchair race, while Hiroyuki Yamamoto of Japan won the event for the men.
This year's event featured far more favorable weather than last year's smoldering-hot conditions, as the Boston Marathon Twitter account noted:
Boston Marathon @bostonmarathon
W: The temperature at the finish line of the 2013 #bostonmarathon is 30 degrees cooler than it was in 2012 (84 degrees).4/15/2013, 4:00:55 PM
Here are the top 10 finishers from both the men's and women's marathons. For a full list of results, click here.
|1||Lelisa Desisa, ETH ||2:10:22|
|2||Micah Kogo, KEN ||2:10:27|
|3||Gebregziabher Gebremariam, ETH||2:10:28|
|4||Jason Hartmann, USA||2:12:12|
|5||Wesley Korir, KEN ||2:12:30|
|6||Markos Geneti, ETH ||2:12:44|
|7||Dickson Chumba, KEN ||2:14:08|
|8||Jeffrey Hunt, AUS ||2:14:28|
|9||Daniel Tapia, USA ||2:14:30|
|10||Craig Leon, USA ||2:14:38|
|1||Rita Jeptoo, KEN ||2:26:25|
|2||Meseret Hailu, ETH ||2:26:58|
|3||Sharon Cherop, KEN ||2:27:01|
|4||Shalane Flanagan, USA ||2:27:08|
|5||Tirfi Tsegaye, ETH ||2:28:09|
|6||Kara Goucher, USA ||2:28:11|
|7||Madai Perez, MEX ||2:28:59|
|8||Diane Nukuri-Johnson, BDI ||2:29:54|
|9||Ana Dulce Felix, POR ||2:30:05|
|10||Sabrina Mockenhaupt, GER ||2:30:09|