Ali Abdosh (Photo: Courtesy of BAA)

Boston, Mass – Ali Abdosh of Ethiopia won the 11th Annual Boston Athletic Association Half-Marathon men’s race here today in a time of 1:03:36. He was followed by Sam Chelanga (1:03:41) and Gilbert Okari (1:03:48) of Kenya.

In the women’s race, American Janet Cherobon-Bawson finished first (1:11:58), with Caroline Rotich (Kenya) and Heather Capello (USA) coming in second and third places respectively.

About Boston Athletic Association

Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial. 

Results of the Top-10 Finishers 

Men

1.)  Ali Abdosh, 24  (ETH) 1:03:36

2.) Sam Chelanga, 26 (KEN) 1:03:41

3.) Gilbert Okari, 33 (KEN) 1:03:48

4.) Samuel Ndereba, 34 (KEN) 1:04:01

5.) John Korir, 35 (KEN) 1:04:37

6.) John Itati, 37 (KEN) 1:04:39

7.) Timothy Ritchie, 24 (USA) 1:05:29

8.) Fernando Cabada, 29 (USA) 1:06:18

9.) Kevin Johnson, 22 (USA) 1:07:38

10.) Mike Popejoy, 25 (USA) 1:07:50

 

Female

1.) Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, 33 (USA) 1:11:58

2.) Caroline Rotich, 27 (KEN) 1:13:33

3.) Heather Cappello , 31 (USA) 1:13:44

4.) Jane Kibii, 26 (KEN) 1:16:18

5.) Diana Bowser, 38 (USA) 1:17:37

6.) Elle Pishny, 26 (USA) 1:20:10

7.) Amanda Brewster, 30 (USA) 1:20:54

8.)Caroline Bjune, 37 (USA) 1:21:20

9.) Jordan Daniel, 23 (USA) 1:22:25

10.) Melissa Henry, 24 (USA) 1:23:11

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