Photos: Boston Marathon before the bomb attacks

Photos: Boston Marathon before the bomb attacks

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Rita Jeptoo of of Kenya (L) winner of the women's division and Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia, winner of the men's division, hold a trophy during post race activities of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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by The Associated Press & Getty Images

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Posted on April 16, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Updated Thursday, May 2 at 10:29 AM

BOSTON (AP) -- Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia took the title in the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning a three-way sprint down Boylston Street to finish in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds.

Rita Jeptoo won the women’s race earlier for her second Boston victory. Jeptoo, who also won in 2006, finished in 2:26:25 for her first win in a major race since taking two years off after having a baby.

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