Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono, Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa preserve shut 2019 Boston Marathon in debuts

Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono, Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa preserve shut 2019 Boston Marathon in debuts
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Scott Gleeson

USA TODAY

Printed 12:Fifty three PM EDT Apr 15, 2019

Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the males’s 2019 Boston Marathon in his debut, with a time of 2:07:fifty nine on a day that started off with moist stipulations identical to closing 365 days however at closing turned humid because the recede went on. 

Two-time winner Lelisa Desisa (2:08:00) and Kenneth Kipkemoi (2:08:06) accomplished 2d and Zero.33. Cherono aged a closing-2d kick to edge Desisa — making for the closest enact to the tape since since 1988. 

Scott Fauble modified into the key American to substandard the enact line in the males’s recede, finishing in seventh with a time of 2:09:10. Fellow American Jared Ward, who led the elite pack at Mile eleven, came in eighth with a 2:09:25. 

Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa, debuting in her first ladies folks’s Boston Marathon, ran a blistering early tempo and then held off a chasing Edna Kiplagat of Kenya to preserve shut the ladies folks’s recede with a time of 2:23:30 in factual her fourth marathon.

The 28-365 days-old, who holds the Ethipian national file with a 2:17:forty one, entered the recede having most efficient bustle the somewhat flat Dubai Marathon three times.

Degefa dealt with the route’s rigorous Newton Hills successfully ample to outlive thanks to the sizeable lead she constructed over the elite pack early on.

Kiplagat (2:24:14) came in 2d, with American Jordan Hasay (2:25:20) finishing in Zero.33 set, identical as in 2017. Defending champ Des Linden, blowing kisses to the crew on her 2019 enact, came in fifth with an unofficial time of 2:27:00.

American Daniel Romanchuk modified into the key winner of the day, claiming the males’s push-rim wheelchair event and turning into the key U.S. winner of the event since 1993. Manuela Schar of Switzerland won the ladies folks’s recede.

The Boston Marathon modified into first held in 1897. This 365 days marked the 123rd model of the event.

 


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