Boston Marathon 2013 Winners: Lelisa Desisa Benti and Rita Jeptoo
The Boston Marathon Winners: Lelisa Desisa Benti and Rita Jeptoo. Men’s Elite: Lelisa Desisa Benti, of Ethiopia, wins the men’s marathon with an official time of 2:10:22. Micah Kogo, of Kenya, finishes second with an official time of 2:10:27; Gebregziabher Gebremariam, of Ethiopia, finishes third with an official time of 2:10:28; and American Jason Hartmann finishes fourth with an official time of 2:12:12. Women’s Elite: Kenyan Rita Jeptoo wins the women’s marathon with an official time of 2:26:25. It’s her second time winning the Boston Marathon. Meseret Hailu Debele, of Ethiopia, finishes second with an official time of 2:26:58; Sharon Cherop, of Kenya, finishes third with an official time of 2:27:01; and Shalane Flanagan, a native of Marblehead, finishes fourth with an official time of 2:27:08.
Tatyana McFadden Wins Women’s Wheelchair Race. McFadden wins in 1:45:25, and the Globe‘s David Ryan has a great photo of McFadden crossing the finish line.
Hiroyuki Yamamoto Wins Men’s Wheelchair Race. Yamamoto is the first to cross the finish line, winning the wheelchair marathon with an unofficial time of 1:25:32 (and with a margin of 2 minutes).
More Marathon Reads:
The Misery of Running the Boston Marathon. “I should be sharing in the warm fellowship of those who even once finished running the 26 miles and 285 yards,” writes Juliette Kayyem. “But looking back, I have to admit it really was horrible. Painfully horrible. I don’t remember most of it, and I have blocked large chunks of it out.” [Globe]
A Kind Gesture While Training on Heartbreak Hill. Chris Mehmel, of East Sandwich, Mass., who has right leg below-knee prosthesis, met an unlikely donor on Heartbreak Hill. [WBUR]
Why Marathons Are So Expensive. Esquire delves into the economics of marathon running. [Esquire]