April 16, 2012
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Boston Marathon men's winner Wesley Korir of Kenya crossed the finish line alone.
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Korir gestured after crossing the finish line first.
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Sharon Cherop of Kenya won the women's division.
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Cherop reacted after she edged out compatriot Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, bottom.
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Cherop paused at the finish line.
Victorious Kenyan runners Korir, left, and Cherop kissed the winner's trophy.
Korir held his trophy aloft on Boylston Street.
Cherop held her trophy.
Canada's Joshua Cassidy broke the first tape as winner of the men's wheelchair division.
Cassidy held his trophy high.
Women's wheelchair winner Shirley Riley, left, went under the tape first, followed by runner-up Tilly Hatcher.
Reilly, of Tucson, Ariz., is hugged by her parents, Kevin and Dora, at the finish.
Armed forces members finished together.
Jesie Cheng poured water on runners after they crossed the finish line.
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Runners overcame heat and exhaustion to finish the race.
Runners in wheelchairs waited to enter the medical tent near the finish.