Photos: Unusual scenes from the 2012 Boston Marathon ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff Maki Yamaguchi (left) of Osaka, Japan, and Tetsutomo Izuka of Tokyo and posed before the race. This is Izuka's fourth and Yamaguchi's first time running the Marathon. Charles Krupa/Globe Staff Remus Medley of Baltimore, Md., crossed the finish line on his hands. John Blanding/Globe Staff In anticipation of the heat, Newton firefighters from Jim DeMeo, left, and Joseph Albano filled a kiddie pool at medical aid station on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton. David L Ryan/Globe Staff The Army arrived at the finish line. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff A dog waited patiently while its owner used the restroom at the Boston Marathon's halfway mark in Wellesley. The Boston Globe A box of essentials — body glide, water, a bagel, a banana, advil, and Accel Gel — sat ready for Marathon Monday. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff Diane Machado held Power Bar products in her Minnie Mouse hat. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff Barry Goldman, a juggler from Rockville, Md., prepared for the race. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff An elite women's competitor slapped hands with supporters as she passed the halfway mark at Wellesley College. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Emily Weddle, Emmy Goettler, and Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh watched the race in Wellesley. Zuri Berry for The Boston Globe One runner's cheering section came to Hopkinton prepared for the big day.