The 2015 Boston Marathon

The running of the world-class Boston Marathon filled the cold and wet streets of the city for the 119th time today. 2013 men’s winner Lelisa Desisa was victorious again this year, two years after he returned his medal to the city in a sign of solidarity after the tragic bombings.--By Leanne Burden Seidel
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Wellesley College student Cassie Allen cheered on the runners. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
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Men's winner Lelisa Desisa waved to photographers at the Boston Marathon Finish Line. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Chandler Rainey reacted after crossing the finsh line. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Women's winner Caroline Rotich crossed the finish line. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
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Three-year-old Santiago Winter of Belmont waited for his father and high-fived other runners. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
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Wave 2 of runners leaves the start. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
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Carlos Arredondo reached out to hand women's wheelchair winner Tatyana McFadden a flag after she crossed the finish line. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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A runner wearing a Boston Fire Department shirt and pushing a man in a wheelchair raised up an American flag before crossing the finish line. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Runners were reflected in the slick pavement as they leave Wellesley and head into Newton, (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
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Men's winner Lelisa Desisa is reflected in his trophy. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
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Women's winner Caroline Rotich lays on the ground after she crossed the finish line. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
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Women's wheelchair winner Tatyana McFadden shares a laugh with Bill Richard. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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A runner crouched down to take a selfie as he crossed the finish line. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Dani Armstrong, Grays Lake, Ill. cried after beating her personal best. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
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Men’s winner Lelisa Desisa and women's winner Caroline Rotich in a triumphant pose at the finish. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
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Edward Lychik of San Diego watched the elite women pass in Wellesley. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
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Denise Richard and her daughter, Jane, cheer on a team MR8 runner as they crossed the finish line. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Soaked spectators lined a rainy, cold Boylston Street in Boston. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
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Brittany Busa of Charlestown sported a BAA heart on her face. She was on Boylston Street to cheer on her sister, who is running the race. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
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Runners leave the start of the marathon. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
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Wheelchair racers Masazumi Soejima, Kota Hokinoue and Ernst Van Dyk climbed Heartbreak Hill in Newton. (John Blanding/Globe Staff)
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Gloves were the go to clothing item on the course. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
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Runners were reflected in the puddles and wet pavement after crossing the finish line. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
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Dawn Mullis of Plano, Texas, stayed warm in a Starbucks as she waited for her husband to reach the finish line. When he ran in 2011, he proposed immediately after finishing. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
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Spectators lined Boylston Street in Boston, near the finish of the marathon. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
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Rich Vaillant of Shrewsbury rested under the tent in the Athlete's Village in Hopkinton before the start. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
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Runners stayed warm with foil blankets under a tent at the Athlete's Village at the start in Hopkinton before the marathon. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
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