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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.

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

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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.

Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia jumped for joy as he crossed the finish line.

Lemi Berhanu Hayle runs away with men’s race

Berhanu Hayle won by 47 seconds, leading a 1-2-3 sweep of Ethiopian runners.

Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia hit the tape to win the 120th Boston Marathon.

Ethiopia’s Atsede Baysa surges to women’s Marathon title

A late kick carried Baysa past fellow Ethiopian Tirfi Tsegaye and Kenya’s Joyce Chepkirui.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman (right) and Jake Gyllenhaal (left) were pictured as they threw out the first pitch.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeff Bauman film scene at Fenway Park

Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman joined actor Jake Gyllenhaal Monday morning at Fenway Park.

Tatyana McFadden posted her fourth consecutive Boston victory on Monday.

Tatyana McFadden dominates for fourth straight Boston title

The American caught early leader Wakako Tsuchida at mile 9, then cruised to a convincing victory.

Marcel Hug won his second Boston Marathon wheelchair division title on Monday.

Marcel Hug repeats as men’s wheelchair champ

Hug outdueled Kurt Fearnley and Ernst Van Dyk on Boylston Street for the victory.

2015’s Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich burst across the finish line last year.

2015 women’s champ drops out of Boston Marathon

Caroline Rotich of Kenya left the race at the 5-mile mark.

Mark Wahlberg filmed a scene for “Patriots Day” at the finish line Monday.

Mark Wahlberg films scenes at Marathon finish line

Wahlberg was spotted on Boylston Street early Monday morning.

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Map: Track the progress of the elite runners

Follow the athletes as they make their way from Hopkinton to Boston.

Live updates: Marathon Monday

Globe journalists are providing live updates from the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.

Atsede Baysa (left) and Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia won the women’s and men’s titles at the 120th Boston Marathon.

Ethiopians claim men’s, women’s titles at Boston Marathon

Lemi Derhanu Hayle won the men’s division and Atsede Baysa took the women’s crown on Monday.

Temperatures could reach into the 70s by the afternoon, which is much hotter than ideal running weather, but should provide a comfortable experience for spectators.

Marathon weather is perfect for spectators, not so much for runners

Temperatures could hit 70 in some areas, although it will likely be cooler in Boston and other coastal areas.

Regean Paravis of Quebec City took a video of 1964 Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills after Mills served him pasta salad at City Hall Plaza Sunday.

Runners, friends eat up atmosphere at Marathon pasta dinner

It’s not a normal Sunday dinner when the grocery list includes 3,000 pounds of pasta and 2,800 quarts of tomato sauce.

Dave Fortier of Newburyport, who suffered hearing damage in both ears, embraced Elizabeth Bermingham, a fellow bombing survivor.

Bombing aftermath

State seeks to help those with hearing woes from Marathon bombings

Hearing loss and tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, continue to plague those who were close to the blasts.

Yoko Nakano of Japan, who has competed in 21 marathons, is ready to run the Boston Marathon Monday in the 80-plus category.

At 80, she is determined to break a record at the Marathon

There’s no slowing down Yoko Nakano, who traveled from Japan to compete in Monday’s race.

Runners from China took a photo at the Boston Marathon’s finish line on Boylston Street.

A spectator’s guide to the Boston Marathon

Here are some tips for watching the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.

Runner Joyce Lee on Sunday did a handstand at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street. She ran at least a mile for 1,203 consecutive days to train for the race.

On eve of Marathon, a festive atmosphere in Copley Square

On Monday, the finish line is reserved, but on Sunday afternoon the spot was fair game.

Josh Cassidy is hoping for warm weather when the starter’s gun goes off Monday morning.

Wheelchair athlete Josh Cassidy has overcome many hurdles

Cassidy was 3 weeks old when doctors diagnosed neuroblastoma, a cancer of the spine and stomach.

Defending Boston champion Lelisa Desisa is one of Ethiopia’s top candidates to represent the country in the Rio Olympics marathon.


Olympics in play for Ethiopians, Kenyans

Both countries have a deep list of marathon contenders for this summer’s Rio Games.

Kenyan Caroline Rotich outkicked Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba on Boylston Street to capture Boston last year for her first major marathon.

Defending women’s champ Caroline Rotich will go with flow

Rotich, who is a tactician, said she’s not focused on any individual, just on her consistency.

Dejen Gebremeskel (left) and Molly Huddle celebrated after winning the BAA 5K.

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Molly Huddle, Dejen Gebremeskel win BAA 5K

Both champions looked strong in the march toward the Summer Olympics.

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto set the current world marathon record (2:02:57) in Berlin in 2014.

2016 boston marathon

Is a two-hour marathon time possible?

The course and weather would need to be right, and the record-setter would need other fast runners as pacemakers.

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa won last year’s Marathon by 31 seconds, but many expect this year’s edition to include a closer finish.

Men’s finish in Boston Marathon could be bunched

Nine of the 19-member elite men’s field have sub-2:06 personal bests.