Ethiopia runners win both the men’s and women’s races in the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday.
Men Boston Marathon 2016
21-year-old Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia has won the Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 45 seconds.
Defending champion Lelisa Desisa finished 47 seconds back, in second place, and Ethiopian Yemane Adhane Tsegay was third to complete a sweep of the podium.
Women Boston Marathon 2016
Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia has won the women’s race at the Boston Marathon. Baysa finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 29 minutes, 19 seconds.
The 29-year-old, two-time Chicago Marathon winner came from 37 seconds behind with less than five miles to go and passed fellow Ethiopian Tirfi Tsegaye with two miles left. Tsegaye was 44 seconds back.
Ethiopia went 1-2-3 in the women’s race.