Running Of The 117th Boston Marathon Rita Jeptoo of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 177th Boston Marathon. Credit Getty Images

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa Benti (unofficial time of 2:10:22) was the fastest man in the field of the 2013 Boston Marathon Monday. It was just the Ethiopian's second marathon, having won the Dubai Marathon in January. [embedgallery id=134859]

American Jason Hartmann finished fourth for the second year in a row.

Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the women's field with an unofficial time of 2:26:25.

 

Ana Dulce Felix was dominating the women's field as of 11:25 a.m. but the veteran Jeptoo closed the gap and overtook her around 11:45 a.m.. The 32-year-old Jeptoo, who crossed the finish line just before noon, won the Marathon in 2006.

Marblehead, Mass. native Shalane Flanagan finished up with a time 2:27:07, placing fourth.

Tatyana McFadden got the Americans off to a good start Monday as she won the women’s wheelchair race with a time of 1:45:25. She had taken the Chicago and New York marathons in the past. McFadden was born in Russia but lives in Maryland.

Japan’s Hiroyuki Yamamoto captured the men’s wheelchair crown with a time of 1:25:32.

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