Men's race

Lelisa Desisa Benti (Ethiopia) 2:10:22

Women's race

Rita Jeptoo (Kenya) 2:26:25

Men's wheelchair

Hiroyuki Yamamoto (Japan) 1:25:33

Women's wheelchair

Tatyana McFadden (US) 1:45:25

Dan Shaughnessy

// Boston Marathon will never be the same

More end to more innocence. The journey from Hopkinton to Boylston Street is now a 26.2-mile stretch of yellow police tape.

Thousands of runners were suddenly stopped by police and race officials on Commonwealth Avenue because of two bomb explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Joyous event turns shocking as tragedy halts Marathon

Greg Meyer was standing in the lobby of the Fairmont Copley Plaza, his eyes misting over.

// Lelisa Desisa, Rita Jeptoo win Boston Marathon

Desisa, an Ethiopian, was the winner in the men’s race and Jeptoo, a Kenyan, captured first in the women’s race.

// Japan’s Yamamoto, USA’s McFadden win wheelchair races

Tatyana McFadden of Maryland won in 1:45:25. Japan’s Hiroyuki Yamamoto won the men’s wheelchair race.

BAA vows Boston Marathon will go on

The world’s oldest annual marathon will be held as scheduled next year, the Boston Athletic Association vowed after Monday’s race was interrupted when two exploding bombs near the finish line left three spectators dead and nearly 180 maimed or bloodied.

3 killed in Marathon blasts

On Boston’s high holiday, as thousands gathered Monday for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, two bomb blasts 12 seconds apart rocked the finish line, killing 3, including an 8-year-old boy, wounding about 140, and leaving the sidewalks of Copley Square covered with blood.

Events force BAA to alter course at Marathon

When the two nearly simultaneous blasts occurred on Boylston Street, and runners finished their 26.2 miles, the time stamp read 4 hours 9 minutes on the race clock. Those were some of the last runners to cross the finish line in the 2013 Boston Marathon, as the Boston Athletic Association shut down the race course in the wake of the explosions at 2:50 p.m. on Monday.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Bombings special section

Latest on the marathon tragedy

Check out our special section for the latest updates on the bombings that rocked the Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon finishers

A runner in Wellesley received encouragement from fans before the bombings interrupted the marathon.

Boston Marathon 2013 results

Track the competitors who completed the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday.

Globe Magazine Marathon issue

Kara Goucher (far left) is part of the lead pack of female Boston marathoners powering up Heartbreak Hill in 2009.


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