Running his first Boston Marathon, Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the men's competition in the closest finish in the men's race since 1988. A mere two seconds separated Cherono and Desisa, who went step-for-step during the final stretch before the former crossed the finish line a few steps ahead of the runner-up.
Fionnuala McCormack ran a personal best at the Boston Marathon and only just missed out on qualification for Tokyo 2020 - barely six months after having a baby.
Pressure mounts on Sudan military to transfer to civilian rule
The AU echoed the protesters' demands, calling the military intervention a "coup d'Etat, which (the PSC) strongly condemns". Abdel Fattah Burhan, the head of the military council, pledged large-scale political and economic reforms.
Hasay, a Mission Prep graduate, came in with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 20 seconds, the organization said.
The 2019 Boston Marathon will be remembered for one of the most dramatic finishes in race history. Kenyans Kenneth Kipkemoi (2:08:07), Felix Kandie (2:08:54) and Geoffrey Kirui (2:08:55) rounded out the top five in the men's elite race. Japan's defending champion Yuki Kawauchi finished 17th in 2:15:29, while GB's Scott Overall was 23rd in 2:17:37.
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