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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul smiles as he talks to reporters after an NFL football minicamp practice in East Rutherford, N.J. Star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants. The team gave Pierre-Paul the franchise tag last month, and reached the long-term deal Friday, March 17, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

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Giants re-sign DE Jason Pierre-Paul to 4-year, $68m deal

Two-time Pro Bowler showed team his right hand was fully healed from July 4 fireworks accident two years ago.

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Ty Velde | Marathon Training

It gets real when your Boston goal replaces your Boston dream

Once you’re in the Boston Marathon field, it’s time to change your mindset.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Third place finisher of the women's race Shalane Flanagan approaches the finish during the U.S Olympic Marathon Team Trials on February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Shalane Flanagan withdraws from Boston Marathon

The Marblehead native is recovering from a fracture in her back.

Boston, MA - 4/18/2016 - Early in the race, Ethiopian runner Atsede Baysa, cq, stuck to the center of the pack. Bays made a dramatic move with just over a mile to go, overtook the leaders and won the Boston Marathon. More than 30,000 runners and more than a scores more spectators descended on Hopkinton for the start of the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016, three years after the Marathon Bombings that killed three and injured more than 200.

2017 Boston Marathon elite field

The field includes six past champions and 17 Olympians.

March 21, 2017 - Marathoners Bill Rogers (right) Desiree Linden (center) and Eric Gills (left) pose in front of banners that will be installed in Boston ahead of the 2017 Boston Marathon. Photo Credit: Justin Saglio for the Boston Globe. Section: Sports. Slug: BAA banners.

A guide to the 2017 Boston Marathon

This year is the 121st running of the famed race and will feature six past champions, 17 Olympians, and 15 top US runners.

Ron Hill of England crosses the line to win the Marathon, at Meadowbank Stadium, during the British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, 23rd July 1970. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Ron Hill ran every day for 52 years . . . until Sunday

The 1970 Boston Marathon champ ended his record streak after experiencing chest pain.

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 28: First place winner and new world record holder Dennis Kimetto of Kenya poses on the podium after the 41th BMW Berlin Marathon on September 28, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Bongarts/Getty Images)

Elite field for 121st Boston Marathon announced

Six Boston Marathon champions and 15 top US runners are among the competitors in this year’s field.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: Gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Men's Marathon during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Galen Rupp headlines American entries for Boston Marathon

Five of the six US marathoners at the Olympics in Rio have committed to race in Boston in April.

Boston-4/18/16- The finish line at the Boston Marathon. Mens winner Lemi Berhanu Hayleand and women's winner Atsede Baysa hold up a trophy at the finish line.Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

Defending champs to run Boston Marathon in 2017

Atsede Baysa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia will both return for April’s race.


Deadline looms on Ashland’s invitational entries for Marathon

In exchange for such an entry, runners will be required to raise $3,000 for nonprofit organizations.

Boston, MA 042114 Rita Jeptoo (Cq) the winner of the 118th Boston Marathon Women's Elite category ran un-opposed the last couple of miles. (photo shown here is about the 23.5 mile mark) onApril 21, 2014. (Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe Staff)/ MET

Rita Jeptoo stripped of 2014 Boston Marathon title

The Court of Arbitration of Sport also doubled Jeptoo’s doping ban, extending it to 2018.

Mary Wacera repeated as the BAA Half Marathon winner.

Daniel Salel, Mary Wacera defend titles at BAA Half Marathon

The Kenyan runners wouldn’t be denied despite the rainy, windy conditions.

 Newton, MA - 4/18/2016 - Runners make their way along Commonwealth avenue near

Nearly 3,000 runners not accepted to run 2017 Boston Marathon

Runners needed to be 2 minutes and 9 seconds faster than the qualifying standard for their age.

HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 18: A general view as Wave One runners start the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Boston Marathon hopefuls hit unusual roadblocks

A wrong turn and a slow-moving train dashed the hopes of runners in two qualifying races. The Boston Marathon said they won’t adjust times.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Bridgewater State grad Danielle Poto was the top female finisher from the area in the Falmouth Road Race.

Leonard Korir punched his ticket to Rio with a third-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the US Olympic Trials.

Leonard Korir back from Olympics to run Falmouth Road Race

The Kenyan-born runner represented the US in the 10,000 meters in Rio, finishing 14th.

Runners approach the finish line during the 120th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

2017 Boston Marathon registration dates announced

As in recent years, the fastest qualifiers will be allowed to enter first when registration begins in September.

Marblehead product Shalane Flanagan broke her American record with her time (30:52) in Sunday’s BAA 10K.

Shalane Flanagan cruises to win at BAA 10K

In her last race before the Rio Olympics, Mass.-bred runner beat her own US 10K record.

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April, the month to step into running

Time to re-establish your training habits, get fitted for a good pair of shoes, and pace yourself.

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Newton South graduate Yuji Wakimoto was the third Massasachusetts male to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:31:47.

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Lauren Geary of Hull netted her 200th career goal for the Bridgewater State women’s lacrosse program.


A triumph of spirit at the Boston Marathon

For retired Marine Jose Sanchez, Monday’s race was another step forward in his recovery from losing a leg in Afghanistan.

Jim Driscoll (right) and Mitch Kies (left) helped Ari Ofsevit across the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon.

Here’s the full story of runner being carried across finish line

Ari Ofsevit spent the night in Tufts Medical Center’s ICU after two fellow runners helped him the finish the race.

In honor of her unofficial run in 1966, Bobbi Gibb (right) was given the 2016 trophy by winner Atsede Baysa.

Women’s Marathon winner gives trophy to Bobbi Gibb

Atsede Baysa, the 2016 champion, saluted Gibb, the Marathon’s first female runner.

Adrianne Haslet-Davis celebrated at the starting line in Hopkinton.

Bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis crosses finish line

Haslet, who lost part of her left leg in the 2013 bombings, finished the Marathon on a prosthetic leg.

Hopkinton, MA - 4-18-16 - First wave start the Boston Marathon. Globe staff photo / Bill Greene

Ty Velde | Marathon Training

All runners should feel like champions

Now that the 2016 Boston Marathon is over, every runner should feel a sense of accomplishment and pride.

Runners stream down Boylston Street to the Boston Marathon finish line.

2016 Boston Marathon had 96.9 percent completion rate

More than 27,000 competitors started the race, and more than 26,000 finished it.

Erin Bauman was greeted at the Boston Marathon finish line by her husband, bombing survivor Jeff Bauman.

Bombing survivor Jeff Bauman greets wife at Marathon finish line

Erin Bauman never got to finish the Boston Marathon in 2013. On Monday, she completed the 26.2-mile route.

Boston, MA - 4/18/2016 - Stefan Leroy, cq, competes in the Boston Marathon. Leroy was a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division and lost both legs after stepping on a buried bomb Afghanistan's Kandahar province in 2012. Ethiopian runner Atsede Baysa, cq, made a dramatic move with just over a mile to go, overtook the leaders and won the Boston Marathon. More than 30,000 runners and more than a scores more spectators descended on Hopkinton for the start of the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016, three years after the Marathon Bombings that killed three and injured more than 200. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe StaffHopkinton-to-Boston, MA - 4/18/2016 - More than 30,000 runners and more than a million spectators descended on greater Boston for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016, three years after the Marathon Bombings that killed three and injured more than 200. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Army veteran finishes what he started — on prosthetic legs

Stefan Leroy, who lost both his legs in 2012 in Afghanistan, completed his first marathon.

Pain and exhaustion awaits the elite and non-elite runners at the finish.


Everyone has a finishing kick in this race

In the Boston Marathon, it’s all about just getting there.

A runner took a water break near Heartbreak Hill.

Showing some love on Heartbreak Hill

Michael Bain of Hanson, a longtime volunteer, knows what to say when exhausted runners hit Mile 20.

Runners started the Boston Marathon in downtown Hopkinton on Monday morning.

Videos from the 2016 Boston Marathon

Globe reporters and photographers produced videos of runners, spectators, and celebrations.

Harry Moulton proposed to Kellie Marshall after they crossed the finish line.

The Boston Marathon was a hot spot for proposals this year

Forget Hawaii — the most romantic place to get engaged Monday might have been Boylston Street.

Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and his wife, Megan, after the coach finished the Boston Marathon.

Mississippi State football coach stars in this running game

Dan Mullen completed his first race of any kind, raising money for charities that aid children in Mississippi.

Traffic moved slowly at the start line in Hopkinton.

Grove Street in Hopkinton paves the way

The neighborhood is where it all begins for the Boston Marathon.

Bobby Carpenter, Tiki Barber among notable Boston Marathon finishers

Also on the road Monday: Christy Turlington Burns, the 1966 Marathon winner, and survivors of the 2013 bombing.

As Kellie Marshall finished the race, she got a surprise proposal from Harry Moulton.

Runner turns bad memories into something good

An onlooker at the 2013 bombings, Kellie Marshall has made running the Marathon part of her life.

Jim Driscoll (left) and Mitch Kies (right) helped Ari Ofsevit (center) across the finish line.

When his feet were beat, runner got a hand

Jim Driscoll and Mitch Kies helped Ari Ofsevit cross the finish line in just over three hours.

Massachusetts man is top American in Boston Marathon

Zachary Hine of South Hadley finished 10th overall in 2:21:37.

Marcel Hug had company at the finish line and won by only 2 seconds.


Men’s wheelchair race is a fight to the finish

Marcel Hug had to win a dramatic three-way sprint. Meanwhile, Tatyana McFadden cruised to another women’s title.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Patrick Downes pushed his wife Jessica across the finish line after he finished the race. Both lost legs in the 2013 Marathon bombings.

Blade runner Patrick Downes finishes race

Downes said at some points along the way he wasn’t sure he would make it, but he was buoyed by the cheering crowds.

Wellesley College student Ariana Vergos greeted the runners.

A day and an event to celebrate in Boston

All along the route, from Hopkinton to Boylston Street, thousands of runners and thousands of spectators rejoiced.

Astede Baysa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle jumped as they held a trophy at the finish line.

2016 Boston Marathon results

A look at the official times from the main events.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile powered across the finish line.

Bombings survivor who lost leg competes in Marathon race

Marc Fucarile wasn’t exactly ecstatic about his finishing time, but he was happy to have competed in this year’s race.

Daniel Koh proposed to his Amy Sennett on the finish line.

Year after finish-line proposal, Walsh aide completes Marathon with fiancee

“She was ahead of me,” Dan Koh joked about fiancee Amy Sennett, looking tired after his run from Hopkinton.

Live video: Marathon finish line

Runners from many different walks of life will be crossing the finish line all afternoon.