Boston Marathon 2019: Live Results, Winners, Updates From Elite, Wheelchair Races

The Boston Marathon started Monday morning with the men's and women's wheel races followed by the runners shortly after them. The first wave of racers left the starting line just after 9 a.m. EDT and the first to cross the finish line did so less than an hour and a half later.

Fans were lining the streets along the route that tracks from the starting line in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and ends on the iconic Boylston Street in Boston. Sounds of cheering and cowbells were audible in the live stream of the race Monday.

Boston Marathon 2019 Live Results:

Men's push-rim wheelchair winner: Daniel Romanchuk made history Monday morning as the youngest winner to ever win the men's push-rim wheelchair race in Boston and he's the first American to win since 1993. Romanchuck is 20 years old and a member of Team USA originally from Maryland. He finished the race in 1:21:36.

Women's push-rim wheelchair winner: Manuela Schär crossed the finish line after finishing the race in just 1:34:18 on Monday morning. She also won in 2017 and holds the record for the best time on the Boston course. She finished the 2019 race with a five-minute gap between her and the woman in second place. The 34-year-old from Switzerland is a Paralympian and also won the wheelchair races in the Chicago and New York marathons in 2018.

Men's elite race: In one of the closest finishes in Boston Marathon history, 30-year-old Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the men's elite race by edging out Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia. Cherono finished in 2:07:57, just ahead of Lelisa Desisa who completed the race in 2:07:59. The two were neck-in-neck for the last several blocks of the race before Cherono pulled ahead at the last.

Women's elite race: Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia was declared the winner of the women's elite race on Monday morning with a time of 2:23:31. She was in the lead for much of the race and the race was her first World Marathon Majors win. The 29-year-old runner finished the Dubai marathon in 2:17:41 in January.

The Boston Marathon has been run since the late 1800s but was extended to the current 26.2-mile field in the 1924 race. In that year the starting line moved from Ashland, Massachusetts, to Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The world's oldest annual marathon, the Boston race is held on Patriot's Day each year, a holiday in Massachusetts, to commemorate the beginning of the Revolutionary War on the third Monday in April.

Results for the race Monday were available on the BAA website where users could also track the friends, family or favorite marathoners participating in the race. The race is one known for its hills and somewhat unpredictable weather, which made an appearance Monday with rain and chilly conditions to start. The weather prompted race officials to move up the fourth wave of the race, so all races were on the course headed for Boylston by 10:45 a.m. EDT.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Runners near the finish line on Boylston Street during the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images
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