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Cherono triumphs in Boston Marathon thriller

News24
16 Apr 2019, 04:13 GMT+10

Boston - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the closing metres to claim a superb win.

In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a thrilling conclusion.

Desisa, the 2013 world champion and two-time Boston Marathon winner, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200 meters.

But Cherono timed his finish to perfection, overhauling Desisa just a few meters from the tape to claim a magnificent win in an unofficial time of 2hr 7min 58sec.

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