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Desisa of Ethiopia, Rotich of Kenya Win Boston Marathon

Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the women's division of the Boston Marathon, on Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston.

Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the women's division of the Boston Marathon, on Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston.

Photographer: Elise Amendola/AP Photo
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Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the 119th Boston Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 9 minutes and 17 seconds, pulling away at the 25-mile mark of the 26.2-mile race. Caroline Rotich of Kenya won the women’s race in 2:24:55.

Desisa, who won in 2013 and gave his medal back to the city to honor victims of the bombing, is the fourth Ethiopian to win the men’s race in the past 11 years.