Ethiopians Hayle and Baysa win Boston Marathon

Lemi Berhanu Hayle, of Ethiopia, celebrates after winning the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) –  Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia has won the Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 45 seconds.

Atsede Baysa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the women's division of the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Atsede Baysa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the women’s division of the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The 21-year-old pulled away from defending champion Lelisa Desisa as they crossed the Mass Pike heading into Kenmore Square. He won by 47 seconds.

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The victory completed Ethiopia’s first-ever sweep of the men’s and women’s races in Boston.

It was Hayle’s first major marathon victory. He has run four smaller marathons since 2014, winning three and finishing second in Dubai in January.

Desisa finished 47 seconds back, in second place, and Ethiopian Yemane Adhane Tsegay was third to complete a sweep of the podium.

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