Van Dyk finishes 5th at Boston Marathon

Van Dyk finishes 5th at Boston Marathon

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"The Boston Athletic Association apologizes sincerely for the nature in which our Men's Wheelchair Award Ceremony was held", Fleming said. "We are reviewing our Awards protocol to ensure that this does not happen again", he said in a statement". This marked Cherono's first Boston Marathon.

The BAA hosts the marathon each year.

Romanchuk, a student at the University of IL, became the youngest victor ever in the men's wheelchair division of the race.

Kenya's Lawrence Cherono produced an emphatic last gasp finish to win the Boston Marathon on his debut on Monday.

Desisa, who won the Boston Marathon in 2013 and 2015, simply ran out of gas. With an official time of 2:07:57, he finished just two seconds ahead of two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia. "It was not easy".

Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa won the women's elite race by 42 seconds with a time of 2:23:31, holding off Kenya's Edna Kiplagat (2:24:13), Jordan Hasay of the United States (2:25:20), Meskerem Assefa of Ethiopia (2:25:40) and Des Linden of the USA (2:27:00). According to the Washington Post, the one-second differential is the closest finish the Boston Marathon has seen in 31 years.

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