It was a day of festivities in Boston, as locals celebrated Patriots’ Day. While Patriots’ Day, commemorates the first battles of the American Revolutionary War, it’s also a day filled with sports.
Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the Men’s marathon at 2:07:57. Cherono wins his Boston debut, this is his 6th marathon he has won in his career, most recently he won the 2018 Amsterdam Marathon. This is also his 1st world marathon major win.
The female Boston Marathon winner was Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia with a time of 2:23:30. This is her 1st world marathon major win. Degefa won the Dubai Marathon in 2017, setting an Ethiopian national record in the process. She is the 8th Ethiopian woman to win the race, and the 3rd in 7 years.