Boston Marathon

A 21-year-old just won the Boston Marathon, and people are amazed and a little depressed

What did you accomplish by the time you were 21?

Women's winner Atsede Baysa of Ethiopa and men's winner Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia pose at the finish line after winning the 120th Boston Marathon. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia won the men’s division of the 2016 Boston Marathon Monday in an unofficial time of two hours, 12 minutes and 44 seconds.

At 21 years old, Hayle is not the youngest Boston Marathon winner ever — that honor goes to Timothy Ford of Cambridge, who won the 10th Boston Marathon as an 18-year-old in 1906 — but the result was still shocking to many.

Hayle’s win inspired some reactions from the 21-and-over crowd on Twitter, whose accomplishments seem somewhat less monumental in comparison.

Fret not, young couch potatoes of Boston. There’s always next year.

…or not.



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