Boston Marathon results 2013 francisco lindor mets jersey : Lelisa Desisa pulls away late for win

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Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia used a big kick in the final mile to win the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, crossing the finish line in the 117th running of the iconic race in 2:10:22. For Desisa, who's just 23 years old, it's his second win at the marathon distance, having won Dubai in his debut earlier this year real madrid jersey purple .

Desisa becomes the first Ethiopian to win Boston since 2009, sna tampa bay nfl jersey barnes and noble pping a three-year streak of Kenyan wins. In fact, it's just the second win by an Ethiopian since 2005, and only the third since 1989. Kenya runners had won nine of the previous 12 Boston Marathons.

Micah Kogo of Kenya was in second place, some five seconds behind, while fellow real madrid jersey under 20 Ethiopian Gebregziabher Gebremariam finished third, just a seNBA Lawn and Garden Suppliescond after Kogo.

American Jason Hartmann just missed the podium by 1:44, finishing in fourth place for t lindor black mets jersey he second-straiNFL iPhone Cases ght year.

The men's race was a slower pace for most of it, with a lead group of 10-12 runners for a majority of the course. Canadian Robin Watson had the lead as late as the 25K mark before Chumba Dickson decided it was timNBA Sweatshirtse to go at the Newton Hills, pushing the pace to take the lead at 30K. No matter who led the fasterNHL Sweatshirts effort, however, Desisa was able to keep pace, usually sitting just behind the leader.

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By Mile 23, the men's race had been whittled down to the top three finishNHL Car Accessoriesers. They stayed tightly bunched until afte real madrid jersey y3 r the final turn onto Boylston Street, when Desisa made a kick that neither Kogo nor Gebremariam could match.

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