Ndereba, Negussie win Boston Marathon

April 18, 2005 at 3:37 PM

BOSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Kenya's Catherine Ndereba won her fourth Boston Marathon Monday and Hailu Negussie of Ethiopia took the men's title.

Ndereba, the defending champion, finished in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 13 seconds, ahead of runner-up Elfenesh Alemu of Ehiopia. Ndereba is the first woman to win the race four times.

Negussie's time was 2:11.24. Second among the men was Wilson Onsare of Kenya.

Kenyan men had won 13 of the previous 14 Boston races.

More than 20,000 runners participated in the marathon -- the world's oldest -- which has been run since 1897.

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