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Kenya’s Caroline Rotich won the Boston Marathon on Monday with a dramatic finish.

Rotich won the marathon with a time of 2:24:55, with other the 2nd and 3rd place winners just seconds behind her.

“It got down to three [runners] and I was like, ‘I’m not going to let it go,’ ” Rotich said of the tight conclusion.

Rotich thought the win was close and it was in the 25th mile that she created her plan to win.

“We came to 25 and I was like, ‘It’s almost over,’ and I knew I wouldn’t go all out until the finish,” she said. “But then I started to feel Mare Dibaba and thought I’d finish second.”

Congrats to Rotich!

Image Credit:  AP Photo/Elise Amendola

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