Worknesh Degefa and Lawrence Cherono win Boston Marathon

Ross Houston
April 16, 2019

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

In an exciting finish, Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the Boston Marathon by a single second second on Monday. With an official time of 2:07:57, he finished just two seconds ahead of two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia.

Yuki Kawauchi, of Japan, won the race in 2018.


On the men's side, Fauble completed the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 9 seconds.

Last year's second-place finisher, full-time nurse Sarah Sellers of Tucson, also improved her time from last year but finished 19th.

Shiloh Schulte of Kennebunk and Meg Brockett of Portland were the fastest ME runners in Monday's 123rd Boston Marathon.


Woknesh Degefa ran alone for the last 20 miles winning the women's race.

Seven American runners finished in the top 20 of the men's race, with Scott Fauble leading the way in seventh place.


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