Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo Win Boston Marathon

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya (L) winner of the women's division and Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia, winner of the men's division, pose for photos during post-race activities of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Getty Images)

CNN

A strong kick won the Boston Marathon for Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa.

Bunched up with two competitors with a mile left, Desisa pulled away in the last few blocks, winning the men’s division Monday with a time of 2:10:22.

Kenya’s Micah Kogo (2:10:27) and Ethiopia’s Gebregziabher Gebremariam (2:10:28) finished second and third. American Jason Hartmann, of Colorado, finished fourth (2:12:12).

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Tilahun Regassa wins Rotterdam Marathon


Tilahun Regassa of Ethiopia, pictured above in 2010, won the 33rd edition of the ABN AMRO Marathon in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, April 14th, 2013. (Photo: The Times-Picayune)

By Associated Press

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Tilahun Regassa led an Ethiopian 1-2 finish at the Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday, breaking away with 3 miles left.

He won the title in just his second marathon, finishing in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 38 seconds. That was 11 seconds slower than his personal best set in Chicago last year.

Regassa’s countryman Getu Feleke was second for the second straight year in 2:06.45. Sammy Kitwara of Kenya finished third in 2:07.22.

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Related:
Ethiopian Gebrselassie wins Vienna half marathon (Bangkok Post)
Vienna City Marathon Results (San Francisco Chronicle)
Ethiopia’s Gebre Gebremariam is a closely followed favorite (The Boston Globe)

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