Boston Marathon results: Complete list of 2019 winners

Boston Marathon results: Complete list of 2019 winners

Running his first Boston Marathon, Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the men's competition in the closest finish in the men's race since 1988. The second place finisher, two-time victor Lelisa Desisa, finished one second slower, according to race officials.

Desisa, who won the Boston Marathon in 2013 and 2015, simply ran out of gas.

After passing halfway in 70:40 with a lead of nearly two-and-a-half minutes, she stayed strong in the challenging latter stages to eventually claim victory by 42 seconds in 2:23:31 as the experienced two-time world champion and 2017 Boston victor Edna Kiplagat started to chase her down but ran out of road.

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Joan Benoit Samuelson is embraced Monday by Boston Athletic Association CEO Tom Grilk after she finished the 123rd Boston Marathon. Kenyans Kenneth Kipkemoi (2:08:07), Felix Kandie (2:08:54) and Geoffrey Kirui (2:08:55) rounded out the top five in the men's elite race.

The elite women's race was a different story.

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