Lelisa Desisa From Ethiopia Wins 2013 Boston Marathon

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April 16, 2012; Newton, MA, USA; A general view as competitors run past the 19 mile marker during the 2012 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports.
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Boston, MA -- Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon.   

It's just his second race at the 26.2-mile distance. Desisa outsprinted two other East Africans down Boylston Street to win in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 23 seconds.   

American Jason Hartmann finished fourth for the second straight year.   

Rita Jeptoo won the women's race earlier Monday. It was her second victory in Boston, and her first win in a major race since taking two years off to have a baby.  

Shalane Flanagan of nearby Marblehead was fourth in the women's division.

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