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A giddy Lemi Berhanu Hayle celebrated his Boston Marathon win with a victory leap

Lemi Berhanu Hayle hopped through the finish line. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Call it a hop, skip, or a jump, but Lemi Berhanu Hayle sure was excited to win the Boston Marathon.

The 21-year-old Ethiopian pounded his chest and leapt into the air as he crossed the finish line in a display of pure, unadulterated joy.

Hayle finished in 2 hours, 12 minutes, and 45 seconds, topping last year’s winner and fellow Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa by 47 seconds.

Along with a golden crown, Hayle is awarded $150,000 in prize money for the victory.

Lemi Berhanu Hayle, of Ethiopia, breaks the tape to win the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Lemi Berhanu Hayle, of Ethiopia, breaks the tape to win the 120th Boston Marathon.

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