Ethiopian Runners Dominate at the 120th Boston Marathon

Boston, April 18, 2016, — It’s a picture perfect day at the 120th running of Boston Marathon. There was a light headwind and temperature in the upper 60s for the elite runners. Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the men’s group in 2:12:45. Fellow Ethiopian Atsede Baysa came from behind and pull ahead in the end to win the women’s group in 2:29:19.
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Boston Marathon attracts 500,000 spectators each year, making it New England’s most widely viewed sporting event. Though starting with 18 participants in 1897, the event now attracts an average of about 30,000 registered participants each year, with 30,251 people entering in 2015.


The following are top finishers according to baa.org.
Men

1. Lemi Berhanu Hayle, Ethiopia, 2:12:45.
2. Lelisa Desisa, Ethiopia, 2:13:32.
3. Yemane Adhane Tsegay, Ethiopia, 2:14:02.
4. Wesley Korir, Kenya, 2:14:05.
5. Paul Lonyangata, Kenya, 2:15:45.
6. Sammy Kitwara, Kenya, 2:16:43.
7. Stephen Chebogut, Kenya, 2:16:52.
8. Abdi Nageeye, Netherlands, 2:18:05.
9. Getu Feleke, Ethiopia, 2:18:46.
10. Zachary Hine, United States, 2:21:37.
11. Cutbert Nyasango, Zimbabwe, 2:22:02.
12. Tsegaye Mekonnen, Ethiopia, 2:22:21.
13. Ian Burrell, United States, 2:22:22.
14. Jackson Kiprop, Uganda, 2:24:44.
15. Harbert Okuti, United States, 2:24:46.

Women

1. Atsede Baysa, Ethiopia, 2:29:19.
2. Tirfi Tsegaye, Ethiopia, 2:30:03.
3. Joyce Chepkirui, Kenya, 2:30:50.
4. Jelena Prokopcuka, Latvia, 2:32:28.
5. Valentine Kipketer, Kenya, 2:33:13.
6. Flomena Cheyech Daniel, Kenya, 2:33:40.
7. Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia, 2:33:56.
8. Fate Tola, Ethiopia, 2:34:38.
9. Neely Spence Gracey, United States, 2:35:00.
10. Mamitu Daska, Ethiopia, 2:37:31.
11. Sarah Crouch, United States, 2:37:36.
12. Miharu Shimokado, Japan, 2:39:21.
13. Amane Beriso, Ethiopia, 2:39:38.
14. Tiki Gelana, Ethiopia, 2:42:38.
15. Tadelech Bekele, Ethiopia, 2:44:20.

Wheelchair

Men

1. Marcel Hug, Switzerland, 1:24:06.
2. Ernst van Dyk, South Africa, 1:24:06.
3. Kurt Fearnley, Australia, 1:24:06.
4. David Weir Sr., Britain, 1:26:17.
5. James Senbeta, United States, 1:26:19.< Women 1. Tatyana McFadden, United States, 1:42:16. 2. Manuela Schar, Switzerland, 1:43:30. 3. Wakako Tsuchida, Japan, 1:43:34. 4. Susannah Scaroni, United States, 1:46:53. 5. Amanda McGrory, United States, 1:49:31.< Handcycle

Men

1. Freddie Delosantos, United States, 1:15:10.
2. Krzystof Zybowski, United States, 1:20:00.
3. Omar Duran, United States, 1:27:10.
4. Travis Wood, United States, 1:43:06.
5. John Masson, United States, 1:44:41.<

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