2013 Boston Marathon: Winners And Finishers


Originally posted on CBS Boston:

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — 23,181 runners left Hopkinton Monday morning with the goal of finishing the 117th Boston Marathon. Many of them did, but there were just two winners.

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Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the men’s race in three-way sprint down Boylston Street to finish in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds.

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia, winners of  the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia, winners of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rita Jeptoo won the women’s race for her second Boston victory, finishing in 2:26:25.

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Marblehead’s Shalane Flanagan was the top American finisher, coming in fourth place in her first Boston Marathon.

Watch: 2013 Boston Marathon Montage

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