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BOSTON -- Two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday two hours after Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo crossed it to win the race. cheap beats solo uk . Two people were killed and dozens injured, and authorities said they were investigating another blast at the John F. Kennedy Library five miles away. Race volunteers and public officials rushed to the aid of wounded spectators, and the medical tent set up to care for fatigued runners was quickly converted to a trauma clinic. Runners and spectators were crying as they fled the billowing grey smoke rising from a running gear store overlooking the end of the course. The explosion sent some runners tumbling to the pavement and others, already unsteady from the 26.2-mile run, were knocked down by those rushing toward the scene. A Rhode Island state trooper who ran in the race the blasts tore limbs off dozens of people. The blasts shattered the euphoria of what had been an uneventful 117th edition of the worlds oldest and most prestigious annual marathon. Runners still on the course were diverted to the Boston Common; race officials said 4,496 runners had crossed the checkpoint at more than 24 miles but did not make it to the finish line. A year after record high temperatures sent unprecedented numbers of participants to the medical tent, temperatures in the high 40s greeted the field of 23,326 at the Hopkinton starting line. It climbed to 54 degrees by the time the winners reached Bostons Copley Square. Desisa, of Ethiopia, won a three-way sprint down Boylston Street to finish in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds and snap a string of three consecutive Kenyan victories. "Here we have a relative newcomer," said Ethiopias Gebregziabher Gebremariam, who finished third In just his second race at 26.2 miles, Desisa finished 5 seconds ahead of Kenyas Micah Kogo to earn $150,000 and the traditional olive wreath. American Jason Hartmann finished fourth for the second year in a row. "The Ethiopians run very good tactical races," defending champion Wesley Korir, a Kenyan citizen and U.S. resident, said after finishing fifth. "One thing I always say is, Whenever you see more than five Ethiopians in a race, you ought to be very careful. As Kenyans, we ought to go back to the drawing board and see if we can get our teamwork back." Jeptoo, 32, averted the Keynan shutout by winning the womens race for the second time. Jeptoo, who also won in 2006, finished in 2:26:25 for her first victory in a major race since taking two years off after having a baby. After a series of close finishes in the womens race -- five consecutive years with 3 seconds or less separating the top two -- Jeptoo had a relatively comfortable 33-second margin over Meseret Hailu of Ethiopia. Defending champion Sharon Cherop of Kenya was another 3 seconds back. Shalane Flanagan, of nearby Marblehead, was fourth in the womens division in her attempt to earn the first American victory in Boston since 1985. (Two-time winner Joan Benoit Samuelson, running on the 30th anniversary of her 1983 victory, finished in 2:50:29 to set a world record for her age group.) "The hardest part about Boston is the Bostonians want it just as bad as we do, which really tugs at our heart," said Flanagan, a three-time Olympian. "We all want it too. We want to be the next Joanie." Kara Goucher, of Portland, Ore., was sixth for her third top 10 finish in Boston as many tries. The last American woman to win here was Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 85; Greg Meyer was the last U.S. man to win, in 1983. "Theres just more pure numbers of African runners," said Goucher, who noted that the field of five American women with personal bests under 2:30 was the strongest in years. "Thats a good team of American women," she said. "One day the opportunity is going to be there." This year it was the mens race with the sprint to the finish. Desisa, 23, was among a group of nine men -- all from Kenya or Ethiopia -- who broke away from the pack in the first half of the race. There were three remaining when they came out of Kenmore Square with a mile to go. But Desisa quickly pulled away and widened his distance in the sprint to the tape. Its Desisas second victory in as many marathons, having won in Dubai in January in 2:04:45. Japans Hiroyuki Yamamoto was the first winner of the day, cruising to victory in the mens wheelchair race by 39 seconds over nine-time champion Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa. Tatyana McFadden, a Russian orphan who attends the University of Illinois, won the womens race. Race day got started with 26 seconds of silence in honour of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. A little more than two hours later, the lead runners passed the Mile 26 marker, which was decorated with the Newtown, Conn., seal and dedicated to the memory of those killed there. By Dre For Sale . UFC president Dana White and UFC director of Canadian operations Tom Wright are expected to announce the UFCs Alberta debut at a news conference on Wednesday, according to several reports. beats by dr dre cheap .S. Womens Open last summer in Colorado and backed it up with a victory last month in the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. . While the rest of the team practised Tuesday, St-Gelais was having tests to determine the severity of a concussion suffered at a World Cup meet last weekend in Calgary. The results will determine whether the double silver medallist from the 2010 Winter Olympics will be able to skate at the seasons second World Cup beginning Friday at the Maurice Richard Arena, which is the training base for St-Gelais and most of the Canadian team. cheap monster beats Uk . 6 Duke pulled away in the second half to beat Tennessee 77-67 in the first round of the Maui Invitational on Monday. By Dre Black UK . Redknapp wants to keep Nelsen playing -- and helping the London side climb out of the Premier League relegation zone. Nelsen is under contact with QPR through June 30. The MLS season kicks off March 2, with training camp slated to open later this month. TORONTO -- Rudy Gays former team showed it still knows him better than his new team does. Gay was held to just 13 points and three assists as the Toronto Raptors fell 88-82 to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. "It was emotional, a little bit, it was good to see the guys," said Gay, "but at the end of the day it was one of those things where we still thought we could win." Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said he felt sorry for Gay, who entered the game averaging 21.1 points in eight games since being acquired from Memphis on Jan. 31. "They didnt want to let Rudy get going," said Casey. "They were double-teaming him on pick-and-rolls, they were sending help quickly, they made it tough on him. "I felt for him cause I knew he wanted to do well, but every time they were rotating bodies against him." Zack Randolph led the way for the Grizzlies (35-18) with 17 points and 18 rebounds while Mike Conley added 17 in the win. Memphis led by 11 points at halftime, but had to withstand a fourth quarter rally by the Raptors for its fifth straight win. "We knew it was going to be a dog fight from the beginning," Conley said. "They were playing very well. It was very much like a playoff game with the way the attitudes were and the emotions out there. Both sides played very hard and the crowd was into it. It felt like a playoff game. It was a big game." Torontos (22-33) Alan Anderson caught fire in the fourth quarter, shooting 4 of 5 from three-point range and collecting 15 of his game-high 19 points. At one point Anderson had 15 straight Raptor points. Amir Johnson, who brought the Air Canada Centre crowd out of thheir seats late in the third quarter when he threw down a monstrous one-handed jam over Randolph, had 16 points and five rebounds. cheap beats uk red. "First half we just wasnt there," said Gay. "I dont know if it was the schedule or travel -- I dont know, but we just werent there mentally. Second half we ramped it up, but with a team like that, you cant pick it up in the second half and expect to win." The loss snapped Torontos five-game win streak. Ed Davis, who Toronto traded for Gay, had four points off the bench for the Grizzlies and received some applause from the Raptors faithful. The Grizzlies opened the game by missing their first eight field goals, but the Raptors also struggled early, hitting just four of their first 20 shots. "Were trying to prepare for the playoffs," said Casey. "That game, the New York game (Friday) and even (Tuesdays) game to certain extent, its not an offensive affair, its about being tough, being strong with the ball, making the right decisions, not playing in the crowd and playing with that type of mental fortitude." Memphis used an early second quarter 8-2 run to stretch their lead to nine. Gays first points of the game came with just over five minutes remaining in the half, when he drained a shot from three-point range with the shot clock winding down. Memphis took a 43-32 lead into halftime. Notes: Toronto lost its previous meeting 103-82 at Memphis in November. ... Gay was the Grizzlies sixth overall selection at the 2006 draft. Memphis also picked up Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye from Detroit in the three-team trade while the Pistons received Toronto veteran Jose Calderon. ' ' '
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