Boston Marathon 2015: Winners, Results & Race Highlights

Lelisa Desisa (left) and Caroline Rotich celebrate their titles at the 119th Boston Marathon Monday. (Getty)

Lelisa Desisa (left) and Caroline Rotich celebrate their titles at the 119th Boston Marathon Monday. (Getty)

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the men’s elite title in the 119th Boston Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

Desisa also won the 2013 race just hours before a pair of bombs exploded at the finish line. The bombs killed 3 and the Ethiopian returned after the attacks to donate his medal in memory of the victims.

Fellow countryman Yemane Adhane Tsegay (2:09:48) and Kenyan Wilson Chebet (2:10:22) were second and third, respectively.

Defending champion Keflezighi of the United State finished 8th at 2:12:42.

Kenyan Caroline Rotich won the women’s race in 2:24:55. It’s her first victory in Boston.

American Desiree Linden finished fourth and Shalane Flanagan of the U.S. was 9th in 2:27:47.

American Tatyana McFadden won her third straight women’s wheelchair race in an unofficial 1:52.54. McFadden, 25, is the reigning champion of the Chicago, New York City and London marathons.

Switzerland’s Marcel Hug won the men’s wheelchair race in 1:29:53.

Keep reading for more results and highlights:


Boston Marathon Results

Official Men’s Elite

1 – Lelisa Desisa (ETH) 2:09:17
2 – Yemane Adhane Tsegay (ETH) 2:09:48
3 – Wilson Chebet (KEN) 2:10:22
4 – Bernard Kipyego (KEN) 2:10:47
5 – Wesley Korir (KEN) 2:10:49
6 – Frankline Chepkwony (KEN) 2:10:52
7 – Dathan Rizenhien (USA) 2:11:20
8 – Meb Keflezighi (USA) 2:12:42
9 – Tadese Tola (ETH) 2:13:35
10 – Vitaliy Shafar (UKR) 2:13:52

Official Women’s Elite

1 – Caroline Rotich (KEN) 2:24:55
2 – Mare Dibaba (ETH) 2:24:59
3 – Buzunesh Deba (ETH) 2:25:09
4 – Desiree Linden (USA) 2:25:39
5 – Sharon Cherop (KEN) 2:26:05
6 – Caroline Kilel (KEN) 2:26:40
7- Aberu Kebede (ETH) 2:26:52
8 – Shure Demise (ETH) 2:27:14
9 – Shalane Flanagan (USA) 2:27:47
10 – Joyce Chepkirui (KEN) 2:29:07

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Boston Marathon Highlights

2015 Boston Marathon Men's Race – Universal Sportshttp://www.UniversalSports.com 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 118th Boston Marathon, 2013 winner Lelisa Desisa (ETH) gets his second Boston win, over Yemane Adane Tsegay (ETH). (Call your TV provider to watch full events on TV and online.) Universal Sports Network is the premier destination for fans of Olympic and lifestyle sports, delivering exclusive coverage of world class competitions, interaction with top athletes, and in depth sports news year round. http://twitter.com/universalsports/ http://facebook.com/UniversalSports2015-04-20T16:50:44.000Z

2015 Boston Marathon Women's Race – Universal Sportshttp://www.UniversalSports.com 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 118th Boston Marathon Women's Race, Caroline Rotich (KEN) beats Mare Dibaba (ETH) at the line. (Call your TV provider to watch full events on TV and online.) Universal Sports Network is the premier destination for fans of Olympic and lifestyle sports, delivering exclusive coverage of world class competitions, interaction with top athletes, and in depth sports news year round. http://twitter.com/universalsports/ http://facebook.com/UniversalSports2015-04-20T16:19:08.000Z

Start of the 2015 Boston MarathonThousands of runners battled the rain Monday for the 2015 Boston Marathon.2015-04-20T16:08:34.000Z