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Boston Marathon organizers announce elite field for 2020 race

Nine previous Boston Marathon champions will be part of an accomplished lead pack at this year’s race.

United States' Alex Morgan celebrates at the end of the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. US won 2:0. (AP Photo/David Vincent)


Here are nine memorable stories in women’s sports in 2019

Some stories made international headlines. Some played out on a much smaller scale.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Women winner Desiree Linden celebrates after she crosses the finish line. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Desiree Linden aiming for a marathon double

She’ll run in the Olympic Trials in late February and then tackle Boston in April.

Boston-04/15/2019 The Boston Marathon finish line- Mens wheelchair winner Daniel Romanchuk breaks the tape.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


US Paralympic Team tabs Boston as Tokyo marathon qualifying race

The top two US men’s and women’s finishers will be nominated to the American team for next summer’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei sets women’s marathon world record in Chicago

A day after Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour barrier, Brigid Kosgei set the women’s record by winning in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds.

Philemon Kiplimo, Brillian Kipkoech victorious at BAA Half Marathon

Mohamed Hrezi and Francesca Hess were the top American finishers in the 19th running of the race.

MARATHON SLIDER Runners at the start of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2019. (David Ryan/Globe Staff)

Here are the particulars of 2020’s Boston Marathon field

The size has grown and the standard is more difficult than ever, but organizers still had to turn some 3,000 qualified runners away.

Leonard Korir (center) was the first American male to win at the Falmouth Road Race since 1988. Above: Korir on the medal stand with runner-up Stephen Sambu and third-placre finisher Edward Cheserek.

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Leonard Korir, Sharon Lokedi capture first-place finishes at Falmouth Road Race

Korir (32:11) became first American male to win since 1988, while Kenyan Lokedi (36:29) won women’s race.

WomenÕs winner Fancy Chemutai, of Kenya crosses the finish line at the 2019 B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and WomenÕs Hospital, Sunday June 23, 2019. Photo by Gary Higgins for the Boston Globe


Fancy Chemutai wins BAA 10k women’s race, sets course record

David Bett won the men’s race, besting two-time champion Daniel Chebii by a second.

Three Chinese runners are accused of cheating in the 2019 Boston Marathon.

Three Chinese runners accused of cheating in Boston Marathon

One of the runners allegedly gave his bib number to someone else and the other two allegedly cheated their way into the marathon by forging their personal best results.

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Boston Marathon was a first for its last runner

Red Hilton of East Bridgewater crossed the line at Boylston Street more than nine hours after she started

Dave McGillivray doesn’t let heart surgery end his Boston Marathon streak

Despite undergoing triple bypass surgery in October, race director Dave McGillivray completed the Boston Marathon for the 47th straight year.

Boston, MA, 04/15/2019 -- Runners come down Boylston Street in a heavy rain as they make their way towards the Finish Line of the 123rd Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 16marathonphotos Reporter:

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A little lousy weather wasn’t going to stop these Boston Marathon runners

Participants in the 123rd Boston Marathon received a wet greeting similar to last year’s treacherous conditions, with early morning thunderstorms.

2019 Boston Marathon results

Take a look at the finishing order by gender, division, New England state, and more.

NEWTON, MA - April 15, 2019: Shuhuan Yu struggles as runners reach the top of Heartbreak Hill during the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon in Newton, MA on April 15, 2019. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Sports reporter:

Video: Sights and sounds of the 2019 Boston Marathon

Revisit the 123rd running of the world’s most famous marathon through the lenses of our videographers.

Desiree Linden finished in 2:27:00 on Monday.


Jordan Hasay, Desiree Linden lead a strong showing for Americans

Hasay and Linden were among the four Americans on the men’s and women’s side who clocked top-10 finishes.

The best Globe photos from the 2019 Boston Marathon

The Globe’s photographers covered every mile of the run from Hopkinton to Boston. Take a look.

Handcycle competitors prepared to start the race in Hopkinton.

War veteran was up to the handcycle challenge in Boston Marathon

Cedric King had finished Boston using a wheelchair and prosthetics, but this was a whole new ballgame.

Boston-04/15/2019 The Boston Marathon finish line- Mens winner Lawrence Cherono and womens winner Worknesh Degefa hold up the trophy at the finish line ceremony. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


This year’s Boston Marathon was a tale of two races

Lawrence Cherono won the men’s race in a sprint, while Worknesh Degefa cruised to victory in the women’s race.

Joan Benoit Samuelson, first women's Olympics marathon winner, walks from the finish line after finishing the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Joan Benoit Samuelson easily meets her goal in Marathon

The 1979 Boston champion finished in a little over three hours, bettering her expectations.

Sarah Sellers, with her pace slowing, climbs Heartbreak Hill.

Cramp hinders Sarah Sellers, who finishes 19th in women’s field

The 2018 runner-up called this “the most painful marathon I’ve ever done.”

Jimmie Johnson was congratulated by 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi at the finish line.

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson completes his first Boston Marathon

The 43-year-old seven-time NASCAR champion finished in just over three hours.

Boston, MA, 04/15/2019 -- Men's winner Lawrence Cherono (L) and Lelisa Desisa run down Boylston Street towards the Finish Line of the 123rd Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 16marathonphotos Reporter:

Where does this rank among the Boston Marathon’s closest finishes?

The sprint to the finish by Lawrence Cherono and Lelisa Desisa was dramatic, but it wasn’t the closest finish.

Wellesley College students cheer as runners from the 123rd Boston Marathon pass by on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Wellesley, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

These were some of the best signs from the 2019 Boston Marathon

A drizzly, overcast Patriots Day didn’t keep spectators away from the Boston Marathon route, as many flocked to the roadside to cheer on this year’s athletes.

Daniel Romanchuk, of Urbana, Ill., holds the trophy after winning the men's handcycle division of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Boston Marathon organizers apologize for American flag on ground

The flag was on the ground as men’s wheelchair winner Daniel Romanchuk posed for photos.

Lawrence Cherono crossed the finish Line just ahead of Lelisa Desisa.

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Lawrence Cherono wins Boston Marathon men’s title in dramatic fashion

From the start in Hopkinton to the finish in Boston, the men’s elite race was a tightly contested affair.

Boston-04/15/2019 The Boston Marathon finish line- Womans winner Worknesh Degefa crosses the finish line. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


Worknesh Degefa runs away with women’s race in Boston Marathon

The Ethiopian runner outdistanced the field for her second career win in a marathon.

Remember Spencer, the flag-waving golden retriever? He’s back at the Boston Marathon this year

For those searching for a bit of encouragement during an overcast Boston Marathon, look no further than Spencer. He’s a good boy.

Here’s a list of winners and results from the 2019 Boston Marathon

Here are the winners in each category for the 2019 Boston Marathon.

Boston-04/15/2019 The Boston Marathon finish line- Mens wheelchair winner Daniel Romanchuk holds his trophy at the awards ceremony. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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Daniel Romanchuk, Manuela Schar are Marathon’s wheelchair winners

Romanchuk, 20, became the race’s youngest wheelchair champ; Schar won her second title in three years.

Live updates from the 2019 Boston Marathon

Here’s the latest on the race, the weather, and the day from the Globe staff.

Watch live coverage of the Boston Marathon

The 2019 Boston Marathon is under way. Watch live video from the race here.

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How to track a runner in the Boston Marathon

Trying to track a friend or loved one’s progress can be trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Runners at the start of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.

Fans watch in awe during a Boston Marathon photo finish

Urged on by cheering crowds, tens of thousands of runners streamed down the course of the Boston Marathon on Monday, after morning thunderstorms that had threatened to mar the race swept out to sea.

How to watch the Boston Marathon

Marathon day is finally here, and there are plenty of ways to watch the race, even if you can’t be there in person.

Live map: Follow the lead runners in the 2019 Boston Marathon

Follow mile-by-mile updates of the leaders in real-time on this live map.

Women's wheelchair Manuela Schar poses for a photo with the trophy at the Finish Line of the 123rd Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

Boston Marathon 2019 live updates

Here’s the latest on the race, the weather, and the day from the Globe staff.

Boston firefighter and Matt Brown finish Boston Marathon a day early

A former Norwood student who was paralyzed from the neck down when he broke his neck in 2010 completed the Boston Marathon route Sunday with a Boston firefighter.

Defending champions Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi show the official numbers they will be wearing in the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday.


Here’s Deena Kastor’s advice to runners for dealing with the weather

For the second straight year, conditions on Patriots Day in Boston call for windy and wet conditions.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Shawn Johnson and Andrew East attend Bohemian Rhapsody's Get Loud Extravaganza at Whiskey a Go Go on February 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)


Shawn Johnson planned to run the 2019 Boston Marathon, but can’t. It’s for a good reason

Fortunately, the Olympic gold medal gymnast’s absence is for a very happy reason.

Boston, MA 4/21/2014 Former New England Patriot Tedy Bruschi (cq) posing for a selfie with bib #28778 at the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday April 21, 2014. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Boston Marathon Reporter: Globe staff

For Tedy Bruschi, Boston Marathon became labor of love

The former Patriot linebacker formed Tedy’s Team 14 years ago after suffering a stroke at age 31. On Monday he’ll run the race for the third and final time.

Sisters Sarah Bush (left) and Laura Hall were students at Columbine High School when it was attacked 20 years ago.

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From Columbine to Boston: Road to healing brings sisters to Marathon

These two sisters have emerged from a two-decade tour through post-traumatic stress disorder relying on three primary pillars: each other, their families, and running.

Allie Emond, Gold Star wife of fallen Green Beret Eric Emond with Dan Magoon executive director of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes looking at the memorial for the first time before the ceremonies at the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial.

‘Eric should be here next to me.’ Allie Emond to run Boston Marathon in memory of fallen Army husband

On Monday, Allie Emond will run the Boston Marathon to honor her husband’s memory and to help support Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, the organization he helped create.

Jon Pohlkamp (left) and his father Terry Pohlkamp. Terry qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2001 but said he would not run it until he and Jon could do it together.

Qualifying for Boston can be its own marathon

Many serious runners spend a lifetime trying to “BQ” — to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The moment when they finally pick up their race bibs can release a flood of emotions.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Mens winner Yuki Kawauchi crosses the finish line.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


Yuki Kawauchi has a major challenge ahead in quest to repeat

Kawauchi, the first men’s champion from Japan since 1987, proved best at enduring the poor weather conditions to win in 2018.


Hagos Gebrhiwet, Monicah Ngige win BAA 5K

Gebrhiwet finished in 13 minutes, 42 seconds, the exact same time that won him the 2018 title.