Gritty Cherono conquers Boston, Edna second in women’s race

By Game Yetu: Monday, April 15th 2019 at 20:22 GMT +3 | Athletics
Lawrence Cherono crosses the finish line followed by Lelisa Desisa [Courtesy]

It was Gold for Kenya as Lawrence Cherono won his debut in Boston Marathon on Monday, beating Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia in a dramatic sprint finish.

The two broke from the leading pack with some kilometers left to run and kept together to the end.

The two; Cherono and Desidsa dashed towards the finish with the two running on the last of their reserve strength.


The Kenyan came out on top, clocking 2:07:57 while his Ethiopian counterpart came in second on 2:07:59.

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Kenyan Kenneth Kipkemoi finished third on 2:08:06.

Women’s race

Edna Kiplagat in action at the marathon [Courtesy]

In the women’s race, Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia won with 2:23:30 on the clock after opening a huge gap which she maintained to the end.

She was followed by Kenyan Edna Kiplagat on 2:24:14 while American Jordan Hasay came in third on 2:25:21.


Daniel Romanchuk of the USA won the Men’s Wheelchair race while Manuela Schar won the Women’s.

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