Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the men's division of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP/Elise Amendola)
Africa carries the day at Boston Marathon
Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia prevailed in the men's race, while Kenya's Rita Jepto won the women's competition
April 15, 2013 8:47PM (UTC)
BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon.
It's just his second race at the 26.2-mile distance. Desisa outsprinted two other East Africans down Boylston Street to win in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 23 seconds.
American Jason Hartmann finished fourth for the second straight year.
Rita Jeptoo won the women's race earlier Monday. It was her second victory in Boston, and her first win in a major race since taking two years off to have a baby.
Shalane Flanagan of nearby Marblehead was fourth in the women's division.
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