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    Former Coyote Dewald places 20th in Boston Marathon

    <b> Matt Dewald
    Matt Dewald

    April 15, 2013

    BOSTON - Former South Dakota cross country runner Matt Dewald placed 20th in the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing with a time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 35 seconds.

    Dewald, a native of Yankton, competed for USD from 2001 to 2004. He was the ninth-fastest American to finish the race and had an average mile split of 5:19.

    Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the marathon in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds.

    Dewald was not hurt in the explosions at the finish line of the marathon.

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