Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono wins Bolton Marathon men’s title

APRIL 15, 2019 – BOSTON: Men’s elite field during the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon. Herald Photo.

Lawrence Cherono won the Boston Marathon men’s race Monday by the slimmest of margins.

A three-person race down the stretch on Boylston Street turned into a two-man, all-out sprint, and Cherono, of Kenya, emerged in front of Lelisa Desisa.

Unofficially, Cherono’s time was 2″07.50, while Desisa clocked a 2:08.00. Kenneth Kipkemoi faded in the final 300 yards and placed third in 2:08.06.

Scott Fauble, in seventh, and Jared Ward, in eighth, were the top American finishers, crossing in 2:09.10 and 2:09.25, respectively.

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