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Worknesh Degefa and Lawrence Cherono win Boston Marathon

16 April 2019

Following the race, Hasay posted a photo to Instagram that shows her crossing the finish line as her father pumps his fist.

Running his first Boston Marathon, Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the men's competition in the closest finish in the men's race since 1988.

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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.

Brooke-Alvinston's "Marathon Mom" had another impressive run at this year's Boston Marathon.

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Other Maine runners with notable times were Robert Ashby, 50, of Brunswick, who placed third in his age group and 294th overall in 2:38:23; Evan Graves, 37, of Caribou in 2:44:20; and Julian Gazzelloni, 27, of Belgrade in 2:44:52.

Seven American runners finished in the top 20 of the men's race, with Scott Fauble leading the way in seventh place. Kenyans Kenneth Kipkemoi (2:08:07), Felix Kandie (2:08:54) and Geoffrey Kirui (2:08:55) rounded out the top five in the men's elite race.

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Worknesh Degefa and Lawrence Cherono win Boston Marathon