Ethiopian Man, Kenyan Woman Win Boston Marathon

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 20, 2009 12:49 PM CDT
Dire Tune of Ethiopia, left, falls after crossing the finish line second as Salina Kosgei of Kenya raises her arms after she narrowly won the women's division of the 113th Boston Marathon today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Ethiopian Deriba Merga took the men's title and Kenya's Salina Kosgei won the women's race in today's Boston Marathon, with Americans finishing third in both divisions. Kosgei outkicked defending champion Dire Tune and American Kara Goucher on Boylston Street to win by less than a stride. American Ryan Hall took an early lead in the men's race before being overtaken down the stretch.