Posted on 20 April 2015.
Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa easily won the 2015 Boston Marathon on Monday morning in Boston with a winning time of 2:09:17.
Second place went to Desisa’s fellow countryman Yemane Adhane Tsegay in 2:09:48, with third place going to Kenya’s Wilson Chebet in 2:10:22.
Desisa becomes a rare two-time winner of the prestigious race. He won the race back in 2013 when the Boston Marathon Bombings took place. After the race he gave his winning medal to the city of Boston.
Desisa’s two Boston Marathon wins are sandwiched around American Meb Keflezighi’s win last year in 2014. Meb finished in 8th place with a time of 2:12:42.
The highest finishing American this year was Dathan Ritzenhein in 2:11:20.
2015 Boston Marathon Top 10 Results (Male)
- Lelisa Desisa (ETH) – 2:09:17
- Yemane Adhane Tsegay (ETH) – 2:09:48
- Wilson Chebet (KEN) – 2:10:22
- Bernard Kipyego (KEN) – 2:10:47
- Wesley Korir (KEN) – 2:10:49
- Frankline Chepkwony (KEN) – 2:10:52
- Dathan Ritzenhein (USA) – 2:11:20
- Meb Keflezighi (USA) – 2:12:42
- Tadese Tola (ETH) – 2:13:35
- Vitaliy Shafar (UKR) – 2:13:52
Caroline Rotich was the female winner of the 2015 Boston Marathon
Congrats to all of the Boston Marathon finishers on Monday!
Posted in Boston Marathon, Marathon, Running
Posted on 13 October 2013.
Kenyan Dennis Kimetto won the 2013 Chicago Marathon on Sunday while setting a course record in the process of 2:03:45.
Kimetto was able to hold off fellow countryman Emannuel Mutai who finished on his heels in 2:03:52.
Third place went to Kenya’s Sammy Kitwara in 2:05:16.
First USA finisher was Dathan Ritzenhein in 2:09:45 (5th place overall).
2013 Chicago Marathon Top 10 Men
- Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) – 2:03:45 (CR)
- Emannuel Mutai (Kenya) – 2:03:52
- Sammy Kitwara (Kenya) – 2:05:16
- Micah Kogo (Kenya) – 2:06:56
- Dathan Ritzenhein (USA) – 2:09:45
- Ayele Abshero (Ethiopia) – 2:10:10
- Hiroaki Sano (Japan) – 2:10:29
- Moses Mosop (Kenya) – 2:11:19
- Yoshinori Oda (Japan) – 2:11:29
- Matt Tegankamp (USA) – 2:12:28
The female winner of the 2013 Chicago Marathon was Rita Jeptoo, from Kenya, who broke 2 hours 20 min in 2:19:57.
She finished nearly a minute ahead of countrywoman Jemima Sumgong Jelegat (2:20:48). Third place female went to Russia’s Maria Konovalova in 2:22:46.
First USA woman to cross the tape was Clara Santucci in 2:31:39.
2013 Chicago Marathon Top 10 Women
- Rita Jeptoo (Kenya) – 2:19:57
- Jemima Sumgong Jelegat (Kenya) – 2:20:48
- Maria Konovalova (Russia) – 2:22:46
- Aliaksandra Duliba (BLR) – 2:23:44
- Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) – 2:26:42
- Ehitu Kiros Reda (Ethiopia) – 2:27:42
- Yukiko Akaba (Japan) – 2:27:49
- Abebech Afework (Ethiopia) – 2:28:38
- Clara Santucci (USA) – 2:31:39
- Melissa White (USA) – 2:32:37
Congrats to these elite finishers along with every single male and female who started and finished the Chicago Marathon today.
Lookup and view all 2013 Chicago Marathon Results HERE
Posted in Marathon, Results, Running
Posted on 14 January 2012.
Today the 2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trails were held at the Chevron Houston Marathon down in Texas. It was a very speedy and fast day as four Americans went under 2:10:00 for the first time ever during the same marathon.
American male Meb Keflezighi won the Houston Marathon with the fastest time of 2:09:08 which is a new personal record (PR) for Meb.
Ryan Hall finished in a close 2nd place at 2:09:30.
2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials Male Results
- Meb Keflezighi – 2:09:08
- Ryan Hall – 2:09:30
- Abdi Abdirahman – 2:09:47
- Dathan Ritzenhein – 2:09:55
- Brett Gotcher – 2:11:06
It looks like it will be Meb, Ryan, Abdi representing the USA at the Olympics with Dathan as the 1st alternative.
Shalane Flanagan was the female winner as she held off Desiree Davila to finish with a time of 2:25:38. Flanagan moves to 6-0 in the head-to-head matchup with Davila to date.
That means Flanagan, Davila, and Goucher will represent in the Olympics with Hastings as the alternate.
2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials Female Results
- Shalane Flanagan – 2:25:38
- Desiree Davila – 2:25:55
- Kara Goucher – 2:26:06
- Amy Hastings – 2:27:17
- Janet Cherobon-Bawcom – 2:29:45
- Deena Kastor – 2:30:40
- Clara Grandt – 2:30:46
- Alissa McKaig – 2:31:56
- Dot McMahan – 2:32:16
- Magdalena Lewy Boulet – 2:33:42
Congrats to all of the men and women who qualified for the 2012 London Olympics today. Way to Run It Fast!!!
[women finish line photo by Hideki Kino. Follow her on Twitter @RunKino]
Posted in Marathon, Results, Running