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Boston Marathon 2015: African runners dominate top 10


Lelisa Desisa has won the men’s race at this year’s Boston Marathon and Kenya’s Caroline Rotich came first in the women’s race.

Kenya’s Caroline Rotich took the title in two hours 24 minutes 55 seconds after a sprint finish with Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba.

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa’s victory at 2:09:17 was more comfortable and he crossed the finish line 30 seconds ahead of his compatriot Yemane Adhane Tsegay.

African runners dominated the top 10 in both races.

This is the second victory for Lelisa Desisa at the Boston Marathon.Boston Marathon 2015 winners

Lelisa Desisa’s last came in 2013, the year that a bomb exploded close to the finish some two hours after he crossed the line.

He returned his winner’s medal that year in honor of the three people killed.

“I’m happy to win,” Lelisa Desisa said after Monday’s race.

Caroline Rotich and Mare Dibaba battled for first place in the closing stages of the race, but Rotich was more determined.

She is the fifth Kenyan woman in a row to win at Boston.

Rita Jeptoo, who won the women’s race in 2013 and 2014, has been banned from athletics for two years after testing positive for drugs.

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