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04/20/2015 12:20 EDT | Updated 06/20/2015 01:12 EDT

Rotich wins women's race, Desisa takes men's title at Boston Marathon

BOSTON - Caroline Rotich (ROW-tish) has won the women's race at the Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 55 seconds.It's the first Boston victory for the 30-year-old Kenyan. She finished fourth here in 2011.Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa (Le-LEE-sa DEE-see-sa) won the men's race a short time later.Rotich outsprinted Ethiopians Mare Dibaba (MAH-ree Di-BAA-bah) and Buzunesh Deba (BOO-zoo-nesh DEH-nah) down Boylston Street to win by four seconds. American Desiree Linden finished fourth.Two years after a pair of bombs tore through crowds at the finish line, killing three and wounding 260 more, the world's most prestigious marathon took a tentative step back toward normal.