April 16, 2012
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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.
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Remus Medley of Baltimore, Md., crossed the finish line on his hands.
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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.
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The Army arrived at the finish line.
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A dog waited patiently while its owner used the restroom at the Boston Marathon's halfway mark in Wellesley.
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A box of essentials — body glide, water, a bagel, a banana, advil, and Accel Gel — sat ready for Marathon Monday.
Diane Machado held Power Bar products in her Minnie Mouse hat.
Barry Goldman, a juggler from Rockville, Md., prepared for the race.
An elite women's competitor slapped hands with supporters as she passed the halfway mark at Wellesley College.
Emily Weddle, Emmy Goettler, and Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh watched the race in Wellesley.
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One runner's cheering section came to Hopkinton prepared for the big day.