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NEW: Rotich, Desise Win 119th Boston Marathon

Monday, April 20, 2015

 

Caroline Rotich, photo courtesy of benrubenstein/flickr

The 119th Boston Marathon was won on the women's side by Caroline Rotich of Kenya with a time of 2:24:55. Rotich held off Mare Dibaba in a tight race that came down to the final 500 feet. For winning the race, Rotich gets $150,000. 

The men's race was won by Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia who crossed the finish line with a time of 2:09:17. Desisa also won the 2013 Boston Marathon. 

Wheelchair Division

The winners of the wheelchair division were Marcel Hug of Switzerland who crossed the finish line at a time of 1:29:53 in the mens division. That time was only 9 minutes slower than the course record. 

The Womens's division winner was Tatyana McFadden who crossed the line at 1:52:54. This is McFadden's third marathon title. 

Top 15 Men

1  Desisa, Lelisa 2:09:17   ETH  
2  Tsegay, Yemane Adhane 2:09:48   ETH  
3  Chebet, Wilson 2:10:22   KEN  
4  Kipyego, Bernard 2:10:47   KEN  
5  Korir, Wesley 2:10:49   KEN  
6  Chepkwony, Frankline 2:10:52   KEN  
7  Ritzenhein, Dathan 2:11:20 MI USA  
8  Keflezighi, Meb 2:12:42 CA USA  
9  Tola, Tadese 2:13:35   ETH  
10 Shafar, Vitaliy 2:13:52   UKR  
11 Tegenkamp, Matt 2:13:52 OR USA  
12 Eggleston, Jeffrey 2:14:17 CO USA  
13 April, Lusapho 2:16:25   RSA  
14 Arciniaga, Nicholas 2:18:02 AZ USA  
15 Goffi, Danilo 2:18:44   ITA

Top 15 Women

1  Rotich, Caroline 2:24:55   KEN  
2  Dibaba, Mare 2:24:59   ETH  
3  Deba, Buzunesh 2:25:09   ETH  
4  Linden, Desiree 2:25:39 MI USA  
5  Cherop, Sharon 2:26:05   KEN  
6  Kilel, Caroline 2:26:40   KEN  
7  Kebede, Aberu 2:26:52   ETH  
8  Demise, Shure 2:27:14   ETH  
9  Flanagan, Shalane 2:27:47 OR USA  
10 Chepkirui, Joyce 2:29:07   KEN  
11 Duliba, Aleksandra 2:29:23   BLR  
12 Nemec, Lisa 2:35:18   CRO  
13 Nelson, Adriana 2:38:47 CO USA  
14 Amako, Megumi 2:39:08   JPN  
15 Dionne, Hilary K. 2:40:42 MA USA

Top 5 Wheelchair Men

1 Hug, Marcel E. 1:29:53   SUI  
2 Van Dyk, Ernst 1:36:27   RSA  
3 Soejima, Masazumi 1:36:28   JPN  
4 Hokinoue, Kota 1:36:29   JPN  
5  Hamerlak, Tomasz 1:38:14   POL

Top 5 Wheelchair Women

1 McFadden, Tatyana 1:52:54 MD USA  
2 Tsuchida, Wakako 1:53:48   JPN  
3 Scaroni, Susannah E. 1:57:21 IL USA  
4 McGrory, Amanda M. 1:57:21 IL USA  
5  Graf, Sandra 1:59:18   SUI

Videowall courtesy of Jayessemm/flickr

 

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