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Lemi Berhanu Hayle, Atsede Baysa Win The 2016 Boston Marathon

The race is the world's oldest annual marathon.
Men's winner Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia and women's winner Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia hold up a trophy at the finish line o
Men's winner Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia and women's winner Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia hold up a trophy at the finish line of the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia is the winner of the men's elite race in the 2016 Boston Marathon. Hayle finished the race with an unofficial time of 2:12:44.

Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa won the women's elite race with an unofficial time of 2:29:19. Baysa was 37 seconds behind the race leader for 21 miles, until she took over the lead at mile 24.

“I am very happy,” she told Boston's WBZ-TV through a translator.  “To win Boston is not easy. Even the name is very big.”

Tatyana McFadden finished first in the women's wheelchair race with a time of 1:42:16.

Marcel Hug won the men's wheelchair race in 1:24:01, taking the top spot for the second year in a row. 

This story has been updated.

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