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Rochester Hills Runner Desiree Davila Finishes 2nd — By 2 Seconds — in Boston Marathon

She crossed the finish line this morning in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 38 seconds.

Desiree Davila, the Rochester Hills runner who trains with the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, took second place Monday morning in the Boston Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes and 38 seconds.

Although Davila led the pack going into the last minutes of the race, runner Caroline Kilel of Kenya edged past her in the final seconds, finishing with a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 36 seconds.

Davila spoke to the media at a news conference shortly after the race, saying she wasn't so much actively strategizing during the race, but rather trying her best to "keep it honest," so when the pace slowed, she'd surge to force the others' pace.

"The crowds definitely carried me along during the last six miles, but I felt I could run with anyone today and as the race unfolded I just kept building off of that," she said.

For complete coverage of the race, visit Back Bay Patch in Boston, which produced a photo gallery and live blog on the race. For results, visit the Boston Marathon website.

Jennifer April 19, 2011 at 11:56 AM
Congratulations Desiree !!! That is an amazing feat. You make all us Rochester runners (and non-runners) very, very proud.
Stephen April 19, 2011 at 01:14 PM
Being a Clydsdale Triathlete I am impressed...Great Job and run...We are proud

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