The final minute of Monday’s Boston Marathon made me poop a little in my briefs, as Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono edged out Ethiopa’s Lelisa Desisa by two-tenths of a second in the closest marathon since 1988.
Cherono, who made his Boston Marathon debut, clocked a time of 2 hours, 7 minutes and 57 seconds to edge out Desisa, a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon, who looked to have Cherono beat after he pulled away on Boylston Street. The two runners then engaged in a dead sprint in the final 200 meters, with Cherono squeaking by and adding a Boston Marathon victory to his five other marathon Ws, including the 2018 Amsterdam Marathon.
Check out the palm sweat-inducing scene below.
“I was so focused, because I never win a major marathon. But to me, I was so determined, to win,” Cherono said, via the Boston Globe. “I’m so happy. I’m so grateful, so thankful to people of Boston. They were so amazing, they were cheerful until the end.”
A slow-mo version:
This Darren Rovell fact is wild.
The top American finisher was Scott Fauble, who was leading at mile 17 before losing some gas. He finished seventh, with a time of 2:09:10.
But, most importantly, this…