WATCH: Boston Marathon Ends in Photo Finish as Lawrence Cherono Edges Lelisa Desisa
The 2019 Boston Marathon was decided right at the finish line as Lawrence Cherono and Lelisa Desisa pushed each other to brink Monday.
In the end, Cherono was able to pull away from Desisa right as the approached the tape and won by less than a second.
Cherono's official time was 2:07:59 while Desisa clocked in at 2:08. It was the closest finish in the race since 1988, according to Cindy Boren of The Washington Post.
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