Boston Marathon Winner Returns Medal to Kerry.

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The Ethiopian national who won the men’s race at the Boston Marathon returned his winners’ medal to Secretary of State John Kerry during a ceremony Sunday, saying the event should have been a pleasure and not a battlefield.

The runner, Lelisa Desisa, told the Associated Press his gesture was meant to honor the city and those killed during the terrorist bombings at the world-famous race last month.

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Kerry, a Democrat and former Massachusetts senator, attended the event to honor Desisa, as well as the Ethiopians who won the woman’s runner-up and men’s third place finisher, as part of his trip to Ethiopia to mark the 50th anniversary of the African Union.

Meanwhile, the race was finally completed…

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