Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon; women’s winner sets course record ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/Globe Staff American winner Meb Keflezighi was draped in the flag at the victory ceremony. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff It was Rita Jeptoo’s second consecutive Boston victory after she won last year’s race. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Jeptoo is now a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Keflezighi became the first American man in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Keflezighi held his trophy during the victory ceremony. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Keflezighi slapped hands with fans at the finish line. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Jeptoo kissed her trophy. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff One of the first wheelchair finishers made the last left onto Boylston Street for the home stretch. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Keflezighi made the turn onto Boylston Street from Hereford Street. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Keflezighi, a three-time Olympian, was third in Boston in 2006. Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff Jeptoo was all alone in the last couple of miles. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Buzunesh Deba, of Ethiopia, looked over her shoulder on Boylston Street. She came in second. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff The crowd was packed at the finish line of the Marathon. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff American Josphat Boit shadowed men’s winner Meb Keflezighi for a good portion of the race. Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff American Shalane Flanagan was at the front of the lead pack at the start of the race. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff After her strong start, Flanagan finished seventh overall. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Ernst Van Dyk is a champion in Boston again, claiming the men’s wheelchair title for a 10th time. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff It is Van Dyk’s first win on the course since 2010. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff American Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair race. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff McFadden won last year’s race in her Boston debut, and made it 2-for-2 in impressive fashion. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Mazazumi Soejima (left) and and Kota Hokinoue finished third and second, respectively, in the men's wheelchair division. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff American Susannah Scaroni raced down Boylston Street for a third-place finish. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff McFadden posed for photos at the finish line. Bill Greene/Globe Staff The elite women got off to a quick start in Hopkinton. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Former men’s champion Lelisa Desisa got help with his bib from Markos Geneti before the start. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Thousands lined the course of the 118th Boston Marathon in a show of support.