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Worknesh Degefa Wins the Boston Marathon in Adidas, and Lawrence Cherono Pulls Ahead in Nike

Yet another Boston Marathon was greeted with wet and soggy spring weather, but that didn’t stop Worknesh Degefa from leading the women’s race to a hasty finish.
The 28-year-old athlete, who hails from Assela, Ethiopia, recorded an unofficial run time of 2 hours, 23 minutes and 30 seconds in her first Boston Marathon race. Ranked No. 11 in the world, she boasts a personal best of 2 hours, 17 minutes and 41 seconds — achieved this year on a Dubai,United Arab Emirates, course and listed as an Ethiopian national record.

Worknesh Degefa wears Adidas’ Adizero Adios 3 sneakers.

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Degefa, who was clad in a minty pair of on-sale Adidas’ Adizero Adios 3 sneakers (retailing for $70 on the brand’s website), managed to break away from the pack to a wide lead just four miles into the run — unlike her male counterpart, Lawrence Cherono, who won the men’s race by an incredibly narrow margin.
The Kenyan runner outlasted two-time Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa, sprinting to the finish line after 2 hours, 7 minutes and 59 seconds on-foot. (Desisa followed at 2 hours and 8 minutes.) Cherono opted for Nike’s Vaporfly 4% Flyknit running shoes in a bright crimson colorway, priced at

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