Watch 2019 Boston Marathon Men’s Race End With Amazing Photo Finish

Aubrey Yates
April 17, 2019

In an exciting finish, Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the Boston Marathon by a single second second on Monday. The second place finisher, two-time victor Lelisa Desisa, finished one second slower, according to race officials.

Following Simmons were fellow Lewiston residents Alan Groudle, whose time of 2:57:32 was good enough for 2,078th, and Dan Pontbriand, who finished in 2:57:48 as the 2,125th finisher.

Cherono narrowly edged ahead to add victory in Boston to his 2:04:06 PB and course record victory at the Amsterdam Marathon in October, as Desisa was denied a third Boston win to go with his titles from 2013 and 2015.

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Joan Benoit Samuelson is embraced Monday by Boston Athletic Association CEO Tom Grilk after she finished the 123rd Boston Marathon.

The 43-year-old had said he wanted to finish in the three-hour range, and he came in at 3:09:07, and looked fine for having completed his first marathon.

The Boston Marathon, one of the most prestigious 26-mile races in the world, was once again run in awful conditions with rain, wind and low temperatures making fast times hard. Degefa's winning time of 2:23:31 was 42 seconds better than Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, who finished second.

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