Watch Jimmie Johnson's impressive finish at 2019 Boston Marathon

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Jimmie Johnson wasn't messing around at the 2019 Boston Marathon.

The seven-time NASCAR Cup champion vowed back in February to not only participate in the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon but complete the 26.2-mile race in under three hours.

Johnson nearly hit his goal Monday, crossing the finish line with an unofficial time of 3 hours, nine minutes and seven seconds.

That's a pace of seven minutes, 13 seconds per mile, a remarkable performance for a NASCAR driver participating in his first marathon ever -- just two days after competing in the Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond.

After Johnson crossed the finish line, former Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi presented the 43-year-old with his medal.

Despite his impressive effort, Johnson still was a good hour behind the men's winner, Kenya's Lawrence Cherono, who defeated Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in a thrilling finish.

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