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Kenyan Caroline Rotich battled with Mare Dibaba over the last quarter mile to reach the finish steps ahead of the Ethiopian to win the Boston Marathon with an unofficial time of 2:24:55. Dibaba crossed the line just four seconds later. The full-out sprint made for the sixth-closest women’s finish in history.

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa came in first for the men with an unofficial time of 2:09:17, a half minute ahead of the competition.


[Universal Sports]

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