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1999
Fatuma Roba run to victory
On yet another banner day, Fatuma Roba is propelled to victory by her countrymen.
(Globe Photo / Dominic Chavez)
  WOMEN'S RACE
Inspired Roba flags down third in a row
Riding the enthusiastic support of her fellow Ethiopians, Fatuma Roba shook off fatigue and sped to victory in 2:23:25, joining German Uta Pippig as the only women to win three straight Boston Marathons. Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland was a distant second in 2:25:51.

MEN'S RACE
A determined Chebet goes it one better
He was second in Boston last year to fellow Kenyan Moses Tanui and second in New York to countryman John Kagwe. Two major races, six seconds away from two victories. That is what made this year's win very special, in a personal sense, for Joseph Chebet.

WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIR
Sauvage nips Driscoll in edge-of-the-seat duel
Australia's Louise Sauvage is queen again and wearing an untarnished crown following a neat threepeat that finally got her out from under the shadow of seven-time women's wheelchair winner Jean Driscoll in Boston. But it wasn't easy.

PHOTO GALLERIES
Scene | Warm up | Start Runners | Winners
MEN
1. Joseph Chebet2:09:52
2. Silvio Guerra2:10:18
3. Frank Pooe2:11:37
WOMEN
1. Fatuma Roba2:23:25
2. F. Rochat-Moser2:25:51
3. Yuko Arimori2:26:39
WHEELCHAIR (M)
1. Franz Nietlispach1:21:36
2. Saul Mendoza1:25:18
3. S. Hollonbeck1:27:58
WHEELCHAIR (W)
1. Louise Sauvage1:42:23
2. Jean Driscoll1:42:23
3. Edith Hunkeler1:43:48

Top 50 finishers

MORE STORIES
DEFENDING CHAMP
Tanui can't go distance

TOP U.S. FEMALE
Jennings was tested

TOP U.S. MALE
LeMay moves to front

  MEN'S MASTERS
Rogers loses uphill battle

MEN'S WHEELCHAIR
Nietlispach breezes again

THE MEDICAL TENT
Dehydration finished many