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2013 Boston Marathon champion Lelila Desisa. (Image: John Hancock)

VIDEO: 2013 Champion Lelila Desisa’s Gesture To Boston

The character of a champion includes overcoming adversity. In last year’s marathon, Lelila Desisa was the champion.

04/16/2014

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya  and Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia, after they won the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Desisa, Jeptoo Lead International Elite Team In 2014 Boston Marathon

Defending Boston Marathon champions Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo will return to defend their titles this April, but they’ll be challenged by the fastest field ever assembled for this race.

01/21/2014

Rita Jeptoo of of Kenya (L) winner of the women's division and Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia, winner of the men's division, hold a trophy during post-race activities of the 117th Boston Marathon. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Defending Champs Desisa, Jeptoo Will Run In 118th Boston Marathon

2013 Boston Marathon champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya will be defending their crowns in the 118th running of the race on April 21, sponsor John Hancock announced on Wednesday.

12/11/2013

Lelisa Desisa Benti (C) of Ethiopiaholds the trophy after winning the men’s division of the 117th Boston Marathon as Duval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, watches on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Boston Marathon Winner Will Return Medal To Honor Bombing Victims

The winner of the men’s race at the Boston Marathon says he is returning his winner’s medal to honor the city and those killed and injured in the terrorist bombings.

05/26/2013

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia, winners of  the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

2013 Boston Marathon: Winners And Finishers

23,181 runners left Hopkinton Monday morning with the goal of finishing the 117th Boston Marathon.

04/15/2013

20-year-old Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia wins the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Lelisa Desisa Of Ethiopia Wins Boston Marathon Men’s Race

The Boston Marathon men’s division came down to the wire with 20-year-old Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pulling away on Boylston Street for his first victory here.

04/15/2013

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