2018 Amsterdam marathon champion Lawrence Cherono of Kenya, who came into the race with the best time in the men’s field, is the champion of the 2019 Boston Marathon held this evening in the United States.
Worknesh Degefa won the ladies race ahead of Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat.
Champions of the race pocketed a cash prize of 150,000 US Dollars.
Last year’s Amsterdam marathon champion Lawrence Cherono won a closely contested Boston Marathon held this evening in the United States.
Cherono, who came into the race with a personal best time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 6 seconds, won the race in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 57 seconds.
He was closely followed by Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia who clocked 2 hours, 7 minutes and 59 seconds while Kenya’s Kenneth Kipkemoi finished third in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 6 seconds.
Out of the top ten, seven were Kenyan athletes who included Geoffrey Kirui, Felix Kandie and Philemon Rono.
Worknesh Degefa maintained a large gap between herself and the rest of the women field after breaking away early and went on to win in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 31 seconds.
She beat Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat who finished second in 2 hours, 24 minutes and 13 seconds while Jordan Hasay of the United States settled for third position.
Champions of the race walked away with a cash prize of 150,000 US Dollars.