Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia Is the Boston Marathon Women’s Winner
She breaks away at mile 4; American Jordan Hasay finishes third.
(runnersworld)–In the 22nd mile, Kiplagat, 39, the 2017 Boston champion, made a decisive move into second place and to try to catch Degefa. Although she chipped away at Degefa’s lead, she ran out of real estate to challenge for the win.
Defending champion Des Linden finished in fifth in 2:27:00.
Degefa took home $150,000 for the victory.
#Ethiopia: 🇪🇹🇪🇹#Ethiopia‘s Worknesh Degefa Dominates Women’s Field To Win First #BostonMarathon. “Worknesh ran most of the Boston Marathon by herself dominating the women’s race to win her first marathon.” https://t.co/aUFO2FJMyd She finished in 2:23:31 via @wbz pic.twitter.com/9ifV5yOI26
— Addis Standard (@addisstandard) April 15, 2019
What a finish! Unforgettable race at #Boston2019:
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) April 15, 2019