Watch 2019 Boston Marathon Men's Title Comes Down to a Sprint to Finish Line

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 15, 2019

Lawrence Cherono, left, of Kenya, runs to the finish line to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, right, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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Kenya's Lawrence Cherono and Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa ran for more than two hours and seven minutes during Monday's Boston Marathon but were separated by a mere two seconds at the finish line. 

Cherono outlasted Desisa in a dramatic sprint to the finish to win the 123rd running of the race:

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#BREAKING: Lawrence Cherono wins the men's Boston Marathon in a sprint. WHAT A FINISH! https://t.co/uI1J6GjEC2

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Men's Elite #Boston2019 results: 🥇Lawrence Cherono🇰🇪 (2:07:57) 🥈@LelisaDesisa🇪🇹 (2:07:59) 🥉Kenneth Kipkemoi🇰🇪 (2:08:07) 🏅Felix Kandie🇰🇪 (2:08:54) 🏅Geoffrey Kirui🇰🇪 (2:08:55)

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Women's Elite Race #Boston2019 results: 🥇Worknesh Degefa🇪🇹 (02:23:31) 🥈@KiplagatEdna🇰🇪 (02:24:13) 🥉Jordan Hasay🇺🇸 (02:25:20) 🏅Meskerem Assefa🇪🇹 (02:25:40) 🏅@des_linden🇺🇸 (02:27:00)

Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa won the women's race by 42 seconds, which seemed like an eternity compared to the men's finish.

According to Cindy Boren of the Washington Post, the men's finish was the closest since 1988.


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