Two time Amsterdam marathon champion won his first world marathon majors title in today’s 123rd edition of Boston marathon in USA.
Winning his maiden World Marathon Majors (WMM) for the first time, Cherono edged out Ethiopia’s Lesisa Desisa to second as 2018 Rotterdam marathon winner Kenneth Kipkemoi finished third.
Cherono outsprinted Desisa over the final metres to win the race 2:07.57 as Desisa, the 2015 champion came second at 2:07:59 as Kipkemoi was third in 2:08:06. Kenya’s Felix Kandi was fourth and 2017 champion Geoffrey Kirui was fifth.
It was the Boston debut for Cherono, a winner of six marathons, who most recently won the 2018 Amsterdam Marathon.
- Lawrence Cherono (KEN)- 2:07.57
- Lesisa Desisa (ETH)- 2:07.59
- Kenneth Kipkemoi (KEN)- 2:08.