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Edna Kiplagat (left) and Geoffrey Kirui celebrated after winning the Boston Marathon in 2017.

Defending champions Kiplagat, Kirui to run Boston Marathon

Edna Kiplagat won the women’s race in 2:21:52 last year, while Geoffrey Kirui became the first Kenyan to win men’s title since 2012.

Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan celebrated her win at Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan makes history in NYC

Flanagan, 36, became the first US woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977, in what may have been her last race.

Newton, MA- April 17, 2017: Runners begin their climb up Heartbreak Hill on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton, MA, on April 17, 2017. It is the 121st running of the Boston Marathon, a 26.2-mile journey from Hopkinton to Copley Square. (Globe staff photo / ) section: metro reporter

Here’s how fast you had to run to qualify for the 2018 Boston Marathon

Runners needed to be 3 minutes 23 seconds faster than the qualifying standard for their age group and gender to get into the 2018 Boston Marathon.

August 17 1986 / Globe Staff photo by Ted Dully / Falmouth Road Race / start of the wheelchair race

Bill Griffith

Just like that, 40 years of pounding the pavement ended

Somehow, I thought those running days would go on forever.

Boston Ma 9/15/17 Runners start take off on the first of 116 laps in the Inaugural Fenway Park Marathon managed by DMSE Sports to benefit the Red Sox Foundation. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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At Fenway Park, they took 116 trips around the bases

The marathon was billed as the first race of its kind to take place inside a ballpark.

Wang Le on Friday trained at Longtanhu Park in Beijing for the Beijing marathon. Wang, a Beijing running app developer, has ran Boston four times.

As running booms in China, marathoners look to Boston

Running is booming in China with the growth of a consumer class, and the Boston Marathon serves as an inspiration.

Randolph, MA - 8/29/2017 - Boston EMS and other public officials during a walk by at tonight's wake for Wake for Boston EMS Captain Robert Haley at Cartwright Funeral Home in Randolph. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Unknown, Topic: 30EMS, LOID: 8.3.3573017295.

Coworkers, city officials say farewell to Robert Haley

Haley, a longtime emergency medical technician, coordinated the EMS response to the 2013 Marathon bombings.

In this Friday, April 15, 2016 photo, Shalane Flanagan speaks with a reporter during a media availability prior to the 120th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston. Fifty years after Bobbi Gibb sneaked into the Boston Marathon wearing her brother's Bermuda shorts and a hoodie covering her long hair, the race celebrates a half-century of women who broke barriers and the finish-line tape. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Shalane Flanagan gets medal upgrade from 2008 Olympics

The Marblehead runner was moved up to silver from bronze in the 10,000-meter run after a runner’s failed drug test.

08/08/04--WOODS HOLE--Runners compete in the Falmouth Road Race as they pass Nobska Light Sunday in Woods Hole. GLOBE STAFF PHOTO BY JOHN BOHN. Library Tag 08092004 Sports

FALMOUTH ROAD RACE

Stephen Sambu, Caroline Chepkoech look to defend Falmouth Road Race titles

Sambu is aiming to become the first to win four Falmouth crowns.

FALMOUTH ROAD RACE

Mansfield woman running Falmouth in memory of grandfather

A 24-year-old Syracuse grad, Shannon Mowles raising money to help cancer patients with financial payments.

Elite runner Dathan Ritzenhein of Belmont, wins the men's division in the Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k in Grand Rapids, Mich. Saturday, May 13, 2017. This year marks the 40th running of the race. (Neil Blake/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

BAA 10K

Dathan Ritzenhein up against elite field in BAA 10K

Ritzenhein will toe the start line alongside defending champion Daniel Chebii and 2015 winner Daniel Salel.

Jeff Henderson of the US competes in the mens long jump during the Shanghai Diamond League athletics competition in Shanghai on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

BOOST BOSTON GAMES

Boost Boston Games ready to hit the streets

Athletes will compete on an elevated track between the Public Garden and Boston Common.

Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line of a marathon race at the Monza Formula One racetrack, Italy, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but in the end the Olympic champion was just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in 2 hours and 25 seconds, beating Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57, but the Kenyan failed to run the first sub-two hour marathon. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Eliud Kipchoge comes up just short in sub 2-hour marathon bid

The Olympic marathon champion did run the fastest marathon ever in Nike’s Breaking 2 event in Italy.

FILE - In this Sunday, April 26, 2015 file photo, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wins the Men's race in the 35th London Marathon. On the 63rd anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile, three elite athletes will attempt to do something arguably more extraordinary, run the first sub-two-hour marathon. Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge leads the attempt on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Monza's Formula One racecourse, along with two-time Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa, from Ethiopia, and Eritrean half-marathon world-record holder Zersenay Tadese. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Nike’s run at a sub-2 hour marathon is happening tonight

Three elite runners, including two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa, will give it a go in Italy.

Newton, MA- April 17, 2017: Runners begin their climb up Heartbreak Hill on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton, MA, on April 17, 2017. It is the 121st running of the Boston Marathon, a 26.2-mile journey from Hopkinton to Copley Square. (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: metro reporter

Registration for 2018 Boston Marathon begins Sept. 11

The 122nd edition of the race will be run on April 16 next year.

San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Thursday, March 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SPORTS LOG

Sharks star Joe Thornton undergoes knee surgery

The former Bruin’s future as a possible free agent this summer is uncertain after 12 years in San Jose.

Ty Velde | Marathon Training

The meaning of a Boston Marathon medal

A finisher’s medal is about more than just acknowledging you made it to the finish line.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Ashland’s Scott Mindel completed the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday in 2:22:22, the third-fastest time among Massachusetts runners.

Hopkinton - Boston, MA - 04/017/17 - Abdi Abdirahman and Galen Rupp run alone just before Rupp was dropped at the 22 mile mark in Chestnut Hill at the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (various) Topic: ()

john powers | on road racing

More track athletes are moving on to the marathon

Speed racers bring the possibility of breaking the two-hour marathon barrier.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 4/18/2017 - Kathrine Switzer poses for a portrait with members of the B.A.A. following a ceremony held to retire her bib number 261 at Boston Marathon adidas Runbase. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Boston Marathon Reporter:

Kathrine Switzer’s No. 261 Boston Marathon bib is officially retired

The event honored the 50th anniversary of Switzer becoming the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon with a bib number.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 4/17/2017 - Runners make their way toward the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Marathonpics Reporter:

Boston Marathon runners are pretty determined, and the stats prove it

The finishing statistics from Monday’s race reveal some interesting trends, including a 97 percent completion rate.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 4/18/2017 - Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray speaks during a wrap up press conference for the marathon at Fairmont Copley Plaza. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Boston Marathon Reporter:

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Marathoners who were affected by heat are all doing well

According to the BAA, the number of runners needing medical attention was up 6-8 percent over normal.

Notable Marathon finishers Kathrine Switzer, Ben Beach (center, right), along with Denna Laing and Bobby Carpenter.

From Paula Broadwell to Doug Flutie, here’s where some notable names finished

There were a number of high-profile names running the Boston Marathon this year. Here’s how they fared.

Denna Laing gets assist in Marathon journey

Former NHL star Bobby Carpenter pushed women’s player who suffered severe spinal cord injury in 2016.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 4/17/2017 - Julianne Bowe, (C) is carried by two fellow runners down Boylston Street towards the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Marathonpics Reporter:

More than 2,000 runners treated as temperatures rose

Temperatures hit 79 in Natick, and more than 2,000 runners received medical treatment.

Hopkinton - Boston, MA - 04/017/17 - Galen Rupp grabs water after the 11 mile mark of the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (various) Topic: ()

BOSTON MARATHON | ELITE MEN

Galen Rupp breaks onto Boston scene with a dazzling second

Rupp credited his coach, 1982 champ Alberto Salazar, for preparing him for the course.

Boston-04/17/2017- The Boston Marathon finish line- Kathrine Switzer comes across the finish line. John Tlumacki/Globe staff(sports)

Kathrine Switzer finishes Boston Marathon again, 50 years later

Fifty years after the then-race director tried to rip off her bib, Kathrine Switzer finished Monday’s Boston Marathon in 4:44:31.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 4/17/2017 - American runner Meb Keflezighi kisses the hand of Denise Richard as other members of the Richard family (L-R:) Jane, Henry and Bill reach out to applaud him after he crossed the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon. This will be his last competitive Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Marathonpics Reporter:

CHAD FINN

Marathon Day is Boston at its shining best

Inspirational moments and stories are everywhere, as we connect with new friends and reconnect with old ones.

Hopkinton, MA - 4-17-17 - Women elite leave the starting line of the Boston Marathon from Hopkinton, MA. on April. 17, 2017. Bill Greene / Globe Staff.

BOSTON MARATHON | TOP US WOMAN

American Jordan Hasay pushes to a third-place finish

Inspired by her late mother, Hasay shattered the record for a US woman in a marathon debut.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 4/17/2017 - A runner is carried across the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon by fellow marathoners. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Marathonpics Reporter:

A struggling runner gets a hand from four fellow marathoners

Two servicemen and two others carried a struggling competitor across the fabled yellow and blue finish line.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 4/17/2017 - Mens first place runner Geoffrey Kirui crosses the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Marathonpics Reporter:

Boston Marathon | Elite Men

Geoffrey Kirui pulls away to take men’s crown

The Kenyan outdistanced American Galen Rupp with a time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, and 37 seconds.

Women's first-place winner Edna Kiplagat  of Kenya crossed the finish line on Boylston Street.

Boston Marathon | Elite women

Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat ran away with women’s race in Newton hills

Kiplagat posted a time of 2:21:52, almost a full minute ahead of runner-up Rose Chelimo of Bahrain.

Winners of the wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon Marcel Hug (left) and Manuela Schar posed with the trophy.

Boston Marathon | Wheelchairs

Marcel Hug, Manuela Schar make wheelchair races a Swiss sweep

Hug (1:18:04) and Schar (1:28:17) set course records in their victories.

Meet the first runner to show up for the Boston Marathon

Shihan Wijeyeratne was the first registered runner to step off a bus and into the athletes village in Hopkinton Monday.

Boston-04/17/2017- The Boston Marathon finish line- The winners,Edna Kiplagat(left) and Abel Kirui hold the trophy at the finish line.(sports)

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Kenyans sweep titles at Boston Marathon

Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui both won in their Boston Marathon debuts.

15 runners barred from Boston Marathon were identified by race sleuth

Before the marathon had even begun, several runners were disqualified.

A runner jumped for joy at the start of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.

2017 Boston Marathon live updates

The elite competitors have finished, but the field at large has flooed streets from the start to the finish.

Apr 20, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Desiree Davila Linden (USA) near the finish line during the 2015 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

BOSTON MARATHON NOTEBOOK

Desiree Linden sets sights on ending US dry spell

It’s been 32 years since an American has won the Boston Marathon women’s crown.

Boston, Mass-April 12, 2017, Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff- Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray leaves his North Andover home for a meeting with the Mayor at City Hall. He says goodbye to his wife Katie.

STAN GROSSFELD

Inside the mind of Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray

The Boston Marathon race director handles a Q-and-A session during a ride from North Andover to Boston.

04/14/2017 BOSTON, MA Galen Rupp (cq) was interviewed during an elite athlete media conference for the Boston Marathon held at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

JOHN POWERS

Galen Rupp could be your next American winner in Boston

Rupp, a former 10K specialist, will be running in just his third marathon, but he won bronze at the Rio Games.

Emmanuel Mutai, of Kenya, finishes in second place in the men's division at the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

BOSTON MARATHON MEN’S PREVIEW

If Emmanuel Mutai feels that he’s fit, he’ll push the pace hard

Mutai will become the only man to run all six of the planet’s most prominent marathons when he makes his Boston debut.

Boston-4/18/16- The finish line at the Boston Marathon. Womens winner Atsede Baysa holds her trophy. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

BOSTON MARATHON WOMEN’S PREVIEW

Aiming for a repeat, Atsede Baysa plans to use a different tactic this year

She won Boston last year in come-from-behind fashion, but wants to keep pace better in Monday’s race.

Ben True sets American record en route to BAA 5K win

True finished in 13:20. Buze Diriba outkicked three-time winner Molly Huddle to win the women’s race.

04/14/2017 BOSTON, MA Buzunesh Deba (cq) was interviewed during an elite athlete media conference for the Boston Marathon held at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Buzunesh Deba aiming to finish Marathon with nobody in front

The Ethiopian was awarded the 2014 title when Rita Jeptoo, who crossed the line first, was banned after testing positive for EPO.

04/14/2017 BOSTON, MA Galen Rupp (cq) was interviewed during an elite athlete media conference for the Boston Marathon held at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

MARATHON NOTEBOOK

American Galen Rupp feeling fit for Marathon

A foot injury has slowed him this year, but he is pain-free and ready for the challenge.

A cyclist rides over the newly applied Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston St., Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Boston. The finish line is made from an adhesive decal that covers a painted version that is left in place throughout the year. The 121st Boston Marathon is to be run Monday, April 17. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ty Velde | Marathon Training

It’s time to visualize the Boston Marathon homestretch

It’s important for runners to think about how they’ll manage the final mile before they get there.