Kenya's Rotich wins women's Boston Marathon


Apr 20, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Caroline Rotich (KEN) crosses the finish line to win the wommen's division of the 2015 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY

BOSTON (Reuters) - Kenyan runner Caroline Rotich won the women's race at the Boston Marathon on Monday with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 24 minutes and 55 seconds.

Rotich narrowly beat Ethiopia's Mare DiBaba in a closing sprint at the 119th edition of the world's longest-running annual marathon, which was the target of a fatal bombing attack two years ago.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Frank Pingue)

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