Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the Boston marathon men’s race again with an unofficial time of 2:09:17 improving on his win in 2013 which was marred by the marathon bombing that happened then. He gave his 2013 medal he won to the City of Boston. In 2013 he won with a time of 2:10:22.
In the women’s race, Caroline Rotich won a close race by outkicking her closest competitor at the last 500 metres. She won with a time of 2:24:55. This is her first Boston marathon win. She said at the finish line “I have been waiting for this and training and training.”