Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, is helped from the course after finishing the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston.
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The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the finish line in sight.But one of them was Lawrence Cherono, the fastest man in the field.Desisa, the Ethiopian who won the 2013 race that was marred by the finish line bombing and claimed a second victory in '15, eased up after realizing he was beaten and finished 2 seconds back.The 28-year-old Ethiopian finished in 2:23:31 becoming the eighth Ethiopian woman to win the race and the third in seven years. Kenya's Edna Kiplagat was second, American Jordan Hasay was third and Linden was fifth.
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