Scenes from the finish line of the 2012 Boston Marathon ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David L Ryan/Globe Staff Boston Marathon men's winner Wesley Korir of Kenya crossed the finish line alone. Elise Amendola/Associated Press Korir gestured after crossing the finish line first. Jim Rogash/Getty Images Sharon Cherop of Kenya won the women's division. Charles Krupa/Associated Press Cherop reacted after she edged out compatriot Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, bottom. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Cherop paused at the finish line. Charles Krupa/Associated Press Victorious Kenyan runners Korir, left, and Cherop kissed the winner's trophy. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Korir held his trophy aloft on Boylston Street. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Cherop held her trophy. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Canada's Joshua Cassidy broke the first tape as winner of the men's wheelchair division. Brian Snyder/Reuters Cassidy held his trophy high. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Women's wheelchair winner Shirley Riley, left, went under the tape first, followed by runner-up Tilly Hatcher. Elise Amendola/Associated Press Reilly, of Tucson, Ariz., is hugged by her parents, Kevin and Dora, at the finish. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Armed forces members finished together. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Jesie Cheng poured water on runners after they crossed the finish line. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Runners overcame heat and exhaustion to finish the race. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Runners in wheelchairs waited to enter the medical tent near the finish.