Jordan Hasay finishes third in Boston Marathon - after a year of injuries

Jackson-area marathoners P.J. Hoffman and Jordan Marchewka pose for

Jack Fleming, Chief Operating Officer of the Boston Athletic Association, was quick to issue an apology. "We are reviewing our Awards protocol to ensure that this does not happen again", he said in a statement". "Our flag is a symbol of freedom, unity, and community spirit - all of which are virtues that the Boston Athletic Association supports".

There was disappointment for defending Boston champion Yuki Kawauchi of Japan, who never challenged the leading pack before crossing the finish line in 17th place.

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

This year, however-perhaps due to the unflinching law of averages or simply because there's some sort of pixie dust in the air-is a different story, because as Lawrence Cherono and Lelisa Desisa came down the homestretch on Monday morning, the famed battle of endurance turned into a flat-out drag race.

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They were in the back seat with their parents in the front, Angelina County Sheriff's Department Capt. The roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, was damaged, although the cause was unclear.

Desisa, who won the Boston Marathon in 2013 and 2015, simply ran out of gas. "It was not easy".

Linden finished in 2 hours, 27 minutes, almost 13 minutes faster than when she battled through icy rain to win in 2018.

"(My husband) said you have good speed, when you have comfortable, just go", Degefa said through a translator. 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.

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