Desisa, Jeptoo, Yamamoto, McFadden Tops

The running of the 2013 Boston Marathon was an exciting one. Ethopian Lelisa Desisa raced to the finish for the win with a time of 2:10:22, just five seconds ahead of second place finisher Micah Kogo of Kenya, and six seconds ahead of third place finisher Gebregziabher Gebremariam also of Kenya. 

The Women’s race wasn’t as close with Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo finishing more than 30 seconds before runner-up Meseret Hailu with a time of 2:26:25. 

The Men’s Wheelchair race was won by Hiroyuki Yamamoto of Japan with a time of 1:25:33. American Tatyana McFadden captured first place in the Women’s Wheelchair race with a time of 1:45:25.

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