It was the first time he finished a marathon in under 2 hours, 10 minutes.
After passing halfway in 70:40 with a lead of nearly two-and-a-half minutes, she stayed strong in the challenging latter stages to eventually claim victory by 42 seconds in 2:23:31 as the experienced two-time world champion and 2017 Boston victor Edna Kiplagat started to chase her down but ran out of road.
Shiloh Schulte of Kennebunk and Meg Brockett of Portland were the fastest ME runners in Monday's 123rd Boston Marathon.
The qualification window for the 2020 marathon opened September 15, 2018, and qualifying times are based upon each athlete's age on the date of next year's race: April 20, 2020. He placed 20th in his age group and 238th overall. She was 57th among all women and 786th overall.
Not surprisingly, she won her age group.
She was 2 minutes, 20 seconds behind fellow American Jordan Hasay who was the top American woman finishing in third place.