Before tragedy struck, there was celebration. Lelisa Desisa won the Boston Marathon Monday—and it was only his second marathon ever. He finished in 2:10.23. It’s the 23-year-old Ethiopian’s second major victory, having already won the Dubai Marathon in his 26.2-mile debut. “The race was just fine for me,” was Desisa’s assessment. “The downhill was easy, but the uphill was very hard.” On the women’s side, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo came in first, finishing in 2:26.25.
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