Closest Boston Marathon finish in over two decades

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Closest Boston Marathon finish in over two decades

The 123rd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday saw the raceโ€™s closest finish since 1988, with no security issues marring the event six years after the deadly Boston marathon bombing.

Gavino Garay has the story.


Closest Boston Marathon finish in over two decades

It was a razor thin margin of victory for the men at this year's Boston Marathon...just one second separating the winner, Kenya's Lawrence Cherono from Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa.

Cherono crossed the line in 2:07:59; Desisa came in at 2:08.

On the women's side though, Ethiopia Worknesh Degefa, who holds her home country's national record, cemented an early lead and won with a time of 2:23:30.

Mayor Marty Walsh says security was tight, on this sixth anniversary of the deadly Boston marathon bombing.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BOSTON MAYOR MARTY WALSH SAYING: "We're working together to ensure that this event is safe for everyone because we'll all be looking out for each other." And after a rainy start, the weather finally cooperated as well....the sun shining on one of the most excting finishes in Boston Marathon history.

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