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Boston Marathon 2024 LIVE: Results as Sisay Lemma wins but misses course record

Evans Chebet targets a third successive victory in the men’s elite race but faces stiff competition from Sisay Lemma and Gabriel Geay

Michael Jones
Monday 15 April 2024 17:18 BST
Moment 2023 Boston Marathon winners Evans Chebet and Hellen Obiri cut the finish line

Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma laid down a marker for the Paris Olympics with victory in the Boston Marathon ending Evans Chebet’s pursuit of a third consecutive title. Lemma set the early pace in the men’s elite competition and flew out ahead of the rest of the field to open a gap on the rest.

He was left to his own devices and for three-quarters of the run looked on track to beat the course record. The difficult and hilly last 10km put those thoughts to an end as Lemma’s pace dropped off massively with the chasers only growing stronger. Mohamed Esa came through late on to claim second with Chebet third but the damage was done as Lemma crossed the line over a minute ahead of his rivals.

Hellen Obiri celebrated a second win in as many years in the women’s elite race but was forced to work hard for her victory. Throughout the course she attempted to pull away but was drawn into the field until the final few miles. Five runners broke away with Obiri and Sharon Lokedi further distancing themselves. It was a two-woman race leading to the final mile but the Kenyan had more energy in reserve and powered to the line.

Eden Rainbow-Cooper also became the first British won to claim a title at the Boston Marathon as she triumphed over Manuela Schar in the women’s wheelchair event while Marcel Hug broke his own course record in the men’s wheelchair race as Britain’s David Weir finished third.

Relive our coverage of the marathon with the live blog below:


Boston Marathon 2024 LIVE

How to watch the Boston Marathon

In the UK, you can watch the Boston Marathon on Eurosport, with coverage beginning at 2:30pm and lasting until 5.15pm. You can access Eurosport through Discovery Plus and can sign up to the standard £6.99-per-month plan.

Mike Jones15 April 2024 13:14

Boston Marathon 2024 LIVE

What time does it start?

The exact timings for this year’s event are:

  • Military March - 6 am ET (11am BST)
  • Men’s Wheelchair - 9.02 am ET (2.02pm BST)
  • Women’s Wheelchair - 9.05 am ET (2.05pm BST)
  • Handcycles & Duos - 9.30 am ET (2.30pm BST)
  • Professional Men - 9.37 am ET (2.37pm BST)
  • Professional Women - 9.45 am ET (2.45pm BST)
  • Para Athletics Divisions - 9.50 am ET (2.50pm BST)
  • Rolling Start Wave 1 - 10.00am ET (3pm BST)
  • Rolling Start Wave 2 - 10.25am ET (3.25pm BST)
  • Rolling Start Wave 3 - 10.50am ET (3.50pm BST)
  • Rolling Start Wave 4 - 11.15am ET (4.15pm BST)
Mike Jones15 April 2024 13:07

Boston Marathon 2024 LIVE

Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of the 2024 Boston Marathon. We’re a little over an hour away from the first race (the men’s wheelchair event) getting started so stick around as we build-up to all the action from Massachusetts.

Mike Jones15 April 2024 13:00

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