Scenes from the race
About 30,000 runners hit the streets under warm and sunny skies in the 121st Boston Marathon.
The field of 82 elite athletes includes Olympians, Paralympians, world champions, and World Marathon Majors winners from 15 countries.
The surprise runner-up joins defending champion Desiree Linden on the John Hancock US Elite Team.
Open champions Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi, as well as wheelchair champs Tatyana McFadden and Marcel Hug, will return for the 123rd running of the race.
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Defending women’s champion Shalene Flanagan, a Marblehead native, finished third in 2:26.22.
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This is the ninth half marathon victory of Chelimo’s career; fellow Kenyan Daniel Chebii won the men’s race in 1:03:08.
To qualify, runners in all age groups must be five minutes faster in 2020.
Kipchoge beat the previous record, set by Dennis Kimmetto in 2014, by 1 minute and 18 seconds.
FALMOUTH ROAD RACE
Flanagan’s win ended a four-year run by Kenyan Stephen Sambu; Caroline Chepkoech won the women’s race for a third straight time.
The fastest runners who qualify in their age group will be able to register first.
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JOHN POWERS | ON THE MARATHON
With the conditions intolerable for the top Africans, Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi took advantage.
Nearly 2,800 runners received medical treatment at some point during the race, including 25 elite competitors.
Kawauchi, who passed defending champion Geoffrey Kirui in the final two miles, is the first men’s victor from Japan since 1987.
Efron took to Twitter to brag about his brother Dylan’s strong effort.
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Here are results sorted by overall, New England states, and the wheelchair and handcycle divisions.
Marcel Hug and Tatyana McFadden both battled conditions as well as opponents.
The 2018 race meant a chance to join a global running community that persevered through insufferable conditions.
Boston’s police and fire commissioners, former Patriot Ryan Wendell, and a septuagenarian with a 31-race streak were among the 27,048 runners.
The Hopedale firefighter, running for charity, was among the last to cross the finish line, in 6:37:50.
The unforgiving weather made the 2018 Boston Marathon a punishing gantlet of biting rain, buffeting headwinds, and dispiriting cold.
The former Red Sox reliever was running the Boston Marathon to raise money for ALS research.
It was a surprising finish for Hyland, 31, who has taught Spanish at Phillips Academy in Andover for the past eight years.
Linden took control at Heartbreak Hill, while Kawauchi stormed from behind to win the men’s race.
Rupp, who was in the lead pack, dropped out around the 20-mile mark.
Andy Bell ran his first Boston Marathon on Monday — his 12th marathon overall.
In what she insisted was her last competitive Boston Marathon, the Marblehead native finished seventh.
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“Some of the women I was passing, I was in complete disbelief,” said the 26-year-old Utah native.
Desiree Linden’s time was the slowest by a women’s victor in 40 years, and Yuki Kawauchi had the slowest winning men’s time in 42 years.
From the wheelchair division to the elite runners, here’s a look at winners and results from Monday’s rainy Boston Marathon.
Here are five points of interest about the woman who won Monday’s race by more than four minutes.
“Des certainly didn’t have to wait. That was very kind of her to do that,” Flanagan said after the race.
As the Boston Marathon gets underway, here’s a look at the signs encouraging runners along the 26.2-mile route.
The cold and rainy conditions made for the slowest winning time in 30 years, but McFadden noted that she “was really patient with myself.”
A lot of runners shifted their goals a bit because of the poor weather conditions.
“It was so tough,” said Hug, who won Boston for the fourth straight time. “I was so freezing.”
Plastic bags, Camp Dry spray, and gloves were some of the ways Boston Marathoners handled the conditions.
Here’s a look back at the toughest conditions in the 122-year history of the race.
Here’s a look at where the women’s and men’s leaders in the Boston Marathon are in the race, updated every 60 seconds.
The American was considered one of the top contenders in Monday’s race.
The former champions Lelisa Desisa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle are joined by Tamirat Toyle, fastest in field.
As long-distance running again takes over Boston’s streets, meet one of the most inspiring families making its way to New England.
Kenya’s Ibrahim Hussein said winning Boston changed his life.
As forecasters expect heavy rainfall, frigid temperatures, and strong winds on Monday, a number of celebrations have been canceled, postponed, or moved.
We asked some of the top contenders about their preferences both on and off the road.