Ethiopia's Desisa, Kenya's Jeptoo win in Boston - NBC Sports

Ethiopia's Desisa, Kenya's Jeptoo win in Boston
Desisa wins three-way sprint in dramatic finish to men's race; time of 2:10.22
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Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the men's division of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
April 15, 2013, 5:04 pm

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia took the title in the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning a three-way sprint down Boylston Street to finish in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds.

In just his second race at the 26.2-mile distance, Desisa finished 5 seconds ahead of Kenya's Micah Kogo to earn $150,000 and the traditional olive wreath. Gebregziabher Gebremariam of Ethiopia was another second behind him, in third place, with American Jason Hartmann matching his 2012 finish by coming in fourth.

Rita Jeptoo won the women's race earlier for her second Boston victory. Jeptoo, who also won in 2006, finished in 2:26:25 for her first win in a major race since taking two years off after having a baby.

The marathon was rocked by a pair of explosions near the finish line hours after the elite runners completed their race. For full coverage, visit NBCNews.com.

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