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Lelisa Desisa Benti, Rita Jeptoo win marathon

On the 25th anniversary of a Kenyan first winning the Boston marathon, it was an Ethiopian who claimed the men’s crown when Lelisa Desisa Benti won the race Monday.

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo claimed the women’s race, her second career title after first winning in 2006. Japan’s Hiroyuki Yamamoto and American Tatyana McFadden won the wheelchair races.

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