Re-watch the dramatic finish to the 2019 Boston Marathon men’s race

The 26.2-mile race came down to last few feet on Boylston Street

Lawrence Cherono, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, right, on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Lawrence Cherono breaks the tape to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa. –Charles Krupa / AP

Lawrence Cherono just won one of the closest races in Boston Marathon history.

With an unofficial time of 2:07:57, the Kenyan runner outlasted two-time Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa in the men’s division of the 123rd edition of the race Monday. The 26.2-mile competition came down to the final stretch on Boylston Street, with the two runners jockeying for position before sprinting to a “photo finish.”

Cherono, who was slightly behind Desisa with a few blocks to go, pulled ahead within feet of the finish line as his rival appeared to lose steam. Desisa finished with an official time of 2:07:59, two seconds shy of Cherono.

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