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Africans continue domination of Boston Marathon

A happy Caroline Rotich of Kenya punches through the finish tape as she won the women’s race in the 2015 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20. Photo: Fox News Screenshot
Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the Boston Marathon again on Monday, April 20 2015. The last time he won in 2013 it was during the marathon bombings and he gave that medal to the City of Boston. Photo: Fox News Screenshot

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.”

About Tom Gitaa [1]

Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale and chair of the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC). As Mshale founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the DishNetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president of  The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of Global Minnesota, the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa and. He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.

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