Published: Wed, April 17, 2019
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Jordan Hasay finishes third in Boston Marathon - after a year of injuries

Jordan Hasay finishes third in Boston Marathon - after a year of injuries

A photo finish, including a sprint to the finish line, decided the elite men's division as Kenya's Lawrence Cherono spoiled the chance for Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia to win his third straight Boston Marathon title.

While Kenya's Cherono claimed victory by just two seconds ahead of Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa after the pair and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi split away from a large lead group, Ethiopia's Degefa made her move just four miles into the women's race and at one point had a lead of nearly three minutes ahead of her rivals.

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Marathon champions Meb Keflezighi, left, of San Diego, and Joan Benoit Samuelson, right, of Freeport, Maine, pose with Samuelson's daughter Abby Samuelson, center, of Portland, Ore., after the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday in Boston.

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

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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.

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The women's race was won by Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa in 2:23.31 ahead of Kenyan Edna Kiplagat and Jordan Hasay of America.

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