|Half marathon winners and Ethiopian natives Lelisa Desisa and Mamitu Daska congratulate each other today in Boston.|
Daska established a new event record Sunday of 1:08:20.
Desisa earned his second consecutive B.A.A. Half Marathon victory in 1:01:38. He won last year's Boston Marathon and B.A.A. Half Marathon.
The B.A.A. Half Marathon is the third and final event of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race series combining the B.A.A. 5K on April 19, the B.A.A. 10K on June 22 and B.A.A. Half Marathon. More than 2,000 of the half-marathon's entrants were participants in the three races this year.
Speaking through a translator, Daska said she hoped to set a course record.
The 30-year-old Daska won $40,000. She pledged to donate $5,000 to The One Fund Boston in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.