Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa presents medal to Mayor Thomas Menino
The champion of the men’s 2013 Boston Marathon has presented his
medal to Mayor Thomas Menino as thousands gathered for the city’s first
major race since the April 15 bombings that killed three people and
Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia participated in the
Boston Athletic Association’s 10K ra
ce on Sunday and gave the marathon
prize to honor the victims and Boston.
More than 6,400 athletes gathered on Boston Common.
Most runners wore the blue and gold colors of the Boston Athletic
Association, the nonprofit that organizes the annual marathon.
A moment of silence paid tribute to the bombing victims and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who was killed days
after the marathon during a search for the suspects.