Unbelievable sprint to win the Boston Marathon

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Lawrence Cherono out-sprinted Lelisa Desisa in the last 100 meters to win the men's race by just two seconds. A mere two seconds separated Cherono and Desisa, who went step-for-step during the final stretch before the former crossed the finish line a few steps ahead of the runner-up.

Shiloh Schulte of Kennebunk and Meg Brockett of Portland were the fastest ME runners in Monday's 123rd Boston Marathon.

Following Simmons were fellow Lewiston residents Alan Groudle, whose time of 2:57:32 was good enough for 2,078th, and Dan Pontbriand, who finished in 2:57:48 as the 2,125th finisher.

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DuChene competed in her first Boston Marathon in 2005, and finished the race in about three hours. He placed 20th in his age group and 238th overall. Kenyans Kenneth Kipkemoi (2:08:07), Felix Kandie (2:08:54) and Geoffrey Kirui (2:08:55) rounded out the top five in the men's elite race. But it's still a competition, and a little late-race drama among elite athletes certainly doesn't hurt the viewing experience.

Switzerland's Manuela Schar won the women's wheelchair race in a time of 1:34.19.