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