Lawrence Cherono wins the historic Boston Marathon race, running for the first time

Lawrence Cherono, running in the Boston Marathon for the first time Monday, won the historic race with a time of 2 hours, 7 minutes and 40 seconds. On the women’s side, Worknesh Degefa, of Ethiopia, won with a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 29 seconds.

Boston Marathon elite men’s top 2019 finishers

  1. Lawrence Cherono of Kenya (2:07:57)
  2. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia (2:07:59)
  3. Kenneth Kipkemoi of Kenya (2:08:06)

Congratulations to our #bostonmarathon winners.#Kenya‘s Lawrence Cherono wins on his debut 2:07:58 and Edna Kiplagat second place 2:14:14. #teamkenya #TembeaKenya #magicalkenya 🇰🇪— Najib Balala (@tunajibu) April 15, 2019

Kenyan Edna Kiplagat comes second in 2019 Boston Marathon as Ethiopian Worknesh Degefa clocks 2:23:30 to win the race.

Debutant Lawrence Cherono holds off Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa to win 2019 #BostonMarathon clocking 2:07:57 as Kenneth Kipkemoi completes the podium in third.— The African Voice (@teddyeugene) April 15, 2019

Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono wins the 2019 #BostonMarathon in an epic battle to the tape! This was a finish none of us will forget 🏆💛💙— Boston Marathon JH (@jhboston26) April 15, 2019

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