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Boston Marathon was a first for its last runner

Red Hilton of East Bridgewater crossed the line at Boylston Street more than nine hours after she started

Dave McGillivray doesn’t let heart surgery end his Boston Marathon streak

Despite undergoing triple bypass surgery in October, race director Dave McGillivray completed the Boston Marathon for the 47th straight year.

Boston, MA, 04/15/2019 -- Runners come down Boylston Street in a heavy rain as they make their way towards the Finish Line of the 123rd Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 16marathonphotos Reporter:

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A little lousy weather wasn’t going to stop these Boston Marathon runners

Participants in the 123rd Boston Marathon received a wet greeting similar to last year’s treacherous conditions, with early morning thunderstorms.

2019 Boston Marathon results

Take a look at the finishing order by gender, division, New England state, and more.

NEWTON, MA - April 15, 2019: Shuhuan Yu struggles as runners reach the top of Heartbreak Hill during the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon in Newton, MA on April 15, 2019. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Sports reporter:

Video: Sights and sounds of the 2019 Boston Marathon

Revisit the 123rd running of the world’s most famous marathon through the lenses of our videographers.

Desiree Linden finished in 2:27:00 on Monday.

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Jordan Hasay, Desiree Linden lead a strong showing for Americans

Hasay and Linden were among the four Americans on the men’s and women’s side who clocked top-10 finishes.

Handcycle competitors prepared to start the race in Hopkinton.

War veteran was up to the handcycle challenge in Boston Marathon

Cedric King had finished Boston using a wheelchair and prosthetics, but this was a whole new ballgame.

Boston-04/15/2019 The Boston Marathon finish line- Mens winner Lawrence Cherono and womens winner Worknesh Degefa hold up the trophy at the finish line ceremony. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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This year’s Boston Marathon was a tale of two races

Lawrence Cherono won the men’s race in a sprint, while Worknesh Degefa cruised to victory in the women’s race.

Joan Benoit Samuelson, first women's Olympics marathon winner, walks from the finish line after finishing the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Joan Benoit Samuelson easily meets her goal in Marathon

The 1979 Boston champion finished in a little over three hours, bettering her expectations.

Sarah Sellers, with her pace slowing, climbs Heartbreak Hill.

Cramp hinders Sarah Sellers, who finishes 19th in women’s field

The 2018 runner-up called this “the most painful marathon I’ve ever done.”

Jimmie Johnson was congratulated by 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi at the finish line.

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson completes his first Boston Marathon

The 43-year-old seven-time NASCAR champion finished in just over three hours.

Boston, MA, 04/15/2019 -- Men's winner Lawrence Cherono (L) and Lelisa Desisa run down Boylston Street towards the Finish Line of the 123rd Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 16marathonphotos Reporter:

Where does this rank among the Boston Marathon’s closest finishes?

The sprint to the finish by Lawrence Cherono and Lelisa Desisa was dramatic, but it wasn’t the closest finish.

Wellesley College students cheer as runners from the 123rd Boston Marathon pass by on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Wellesley, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

These were some of the best signs from the 2019 Boston Marathon

A drizzly, overcast Patriots Day didn’t keep spectators away from the Boston Marathon route, as many flocked to the roadside to cheer on this year’s athletes.

Daniel Romanchuk, of Urbana, Ill., holds the trophy after winning the men's handcycle division of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Boston Marathon organizers apologize for American flag on ground

The flag was on the ground as men’s wheelchair winner Daniel Romanchuk posed for photos.

Lawrence Cherono crossed the finish Line just ahead of Lelisa Desisa.

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Lawrence Cherono wins Boston Marathon men’s title in dramatic fashion

From the start in Hopkinton to the finish in Boston, the men’s elite race was a tightly contested affair.

Boston-04/15/2019 The Boston Marathon finish line- Womans winner Worknesh Degefa crosses the finish line. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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Worknesh Degefa runs away with women’s race in Boston Marathon

The Ethiopian runner outdistanced the field for her second career win in a marathon.

Remember Spencer, the flag-waving golden retriever? He’s back at the Boston Marathon this year

For those searching for a bit of encouragement during an overcast Boston Marathon, look no further than Spencer. He’s a good boy.

Here’s a list of winners and results from the 2019 Boston Marathon

Here are the winners in each category for the 2019 Boston Marathon.

Boston-04/15/2019 The Boston Marathon finish line- Mens wheelchair winner Daniel Romanchuk holds his trophy at the awards ceremony. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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Daniel Romanchuk, Manuela Schar are Marathon’s wheelchair winners

Romanchuk, 20, became the race’s youngest wheelchair champ; Schar won her second title in three years.

Live updates from the 2019 Boston Marathon

Here’s the latest on the race, the weather, and the day from the Globe staff.

Watch live coverage of the Boston Marathon

The 2019 Boston Marathon is under way. Watch live video from the race here.

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How to track a runner in the Boston Marathon

Trying to track a friend or loved one’s progress can be trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Runners at the start of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.

Fans watch in awe during a Boston Marathon photo finish

Urged on by cheering crowds, tens of thousands of runners streamed down the course of the Boston Marathon on Monday, after morning thunderstorms that had threatened to mar the race swept out to sea.

How to watch the Boston Marathon

Marathon day is finally here, and there are plenty of ways to watch the race, even if you can’t be there in person.

Live map: Follow the lead runners in the 2019 Boston Marathon

Follow mile-by-mile updates of the leaders in real-time on this live map.

Women's wheelchair Manuela Schar poses for a photo with the trophy at the Finish Line of the 123rd Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

Boston Marathon 2019 live updates

Here’s the latest on the race, the weather, and the day from the Globe staff.

Boston firefighter and Matt Brown finish Boston Marathon a day early

A former Norwood student who was paralyzed from the neck down when he broke his neck in 2010 completed the Boston Marathon route Sunday with a Boston firefighter.

Defending champions Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi show the official numbers they will be wearing in the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday.

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Here’s Deena Kastor’s advice to runners for dealing with the weather

For the second straight year, conditions on Patriots Day in Boston call for windy and wet conditions.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Shawn Johnson and Andrew East attend Bohemian Rhapsody's Get Loud Extravaganza at Whiskey a Go Go on February 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

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Shawn Johnson planned to run the 2019 Boston Marathon, but can’t. It’s for a good reason

Fortunately, the Olympic gold medal gymnast’s absence is for a very happy reason.

Boston, MA 4/21/2014 Former New England Patriot Tedy Bruschi (cq) posing for a selfie with bib #28778 at the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday April 21, 2014. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Boston Marathon Reporter: Globe staff

For Tedy Bruschi, Boston Marathon became labor of love

The former Patriot linebacker formed Tedy’s Team 14 years ago after suffering a stroke at age 31. On Monday he’ll run the race for the third and final time.

Sisters Sarah Bush (left) and Laura Hall were students at Columbine High School when it was attacked 20 years ago.

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From Columbine to Boston: Road to healing brings sisters to Marathon

These two sisters have emerged from a two-decade tour through post-traumatic stress disorder relying on three primary pillars: each other, their families, and running.

Jon Pohlkamp (left) and his father Terry Pohlkamp. Terry qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2001 but said he would not run it until he and Jon could do it together.

Qualifying for Boston can be its own marathon

Many serious runners spend a lifetime trying to “BQ” — to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The moment when they finally pick up their race bibs can release a flood of emotions.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Mens winner Yuki Kawauchi crosses the finish line.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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Yuki Kawauchi has a major challenge ahead in quest to repeat

Kawauchi, the first men’s champion from Japan since 1987, proved best at enduring the poor weather conditions to win in 2018.

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Hagos Gebrhiwet, Monicah Ngige win BAA 5K

Gebrhiwet finished in 13 minutes, 42 seconds, the exact same time that won him the 2018 title.

Tedy Bruschi seen training for the Boston Marathon.

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A stroke changed Tedy Bruschi’s life. Now he’s running the Boston Marathon to help survivors

The former Patriots linebacker suffered a mild stroke in 2005. He recovered to play again, and since then Bruschi and his wife formed Tedy’s Team, which has 49 runners in the Marathon this year.

For the first time since the attacks at the Boston Marathon in 2013, the city will not hold a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony on Boylston Street this year, officials said.

Wreath-laying ceremony to honor victims of Marathon bombing will not be held this year

The reason is that Monday’s race falls on the anniversary of the bombings, April 15. The city will host a private breakfast for survivors and relatives of the victims Monday morning instead.

HOPKINTON, MA - 4/16/2018: Boston Marathon Start..... womens elite start (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC Boston Marathon

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Elite men get start of their own for first time on Monday

Though elite women have had a separate start since 2004, this year’s Boston will be the first in which the top men begin two minutes before the rest of the field.

With road closures and parking restrictions around the Marathon route, officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to take the MBTA, use Blue Bikes, or walk to get around the city.

Here’s how to navigate the MBTA on Marathon Monday

Officials are urging Boston Marathon attendees to take public transportation April 15. Here’s how to navigate the MBTA.

Runners crossed the finish line of the 122nd Boston Marathon.

These roads are closed for the 2019 Boston Marathon

Plan your Marathon Monday commute ahead of time.

Desiree Linden crosses the finish line. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

How much prize money do you get for winning the 2019 Boston Marathon?

For elite Boston Marathoners, there’s more at stake than just the glory of the race.

The corner of Washington and Commonwealth Ave. near the  Firehouse Turn in Newton.

The Boston Marathon turn that can make or break a runner

The Newton Firehouse Turn is the race’s key decision point, where boldness can be both rewarded and punished.

Boston, MA - 4/16/2018 - Yuki Kawauchi of Japan runs along the route of the Boston Marathon in Boston, MA, Apr. 16, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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Defending Boston champ Yuki Kawauchi is marathoning’s true iron man

The Japanese marvel averages a marathon a month and insists that he literally takes no days off.

Newton, MA- April 16, 2018: David Davenport (24395), Elizabeth Demaio (27487, Zachary Wandell (27385) and Lindsay Lavin (25397) climb Heartbreak Hill during the Boston Marathon in Newton, MA on April 16, 2018. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: sports reporter:

Weather forecast prompts change in Monday’s Boston Marathon schedule

Wave 4 will begin earlier, but race director Dave McGillivray said cancellation was never an option.

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, APRIL 9, 2O19 Sarah Vaden Broek is seen along the FDR Drive path in Manhattan, NY. She runs there sometimes to practice for the upcoming Boston Marathon. Vaden Broek's qualifying time was exactly 4:52 minutes under the standard set for her age group. Her time was 3:30.08 3/7/2019 Photo by Jennifer S. Altman/For The Boston Globe

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One second slower, and these runners would have been out of the Marathon

It’s a nerve-racking experience for those “squeakers” on the razor’s edge of making it into the race.

HOPKINTON, MA - 4/16/2018: Boston Marathon Start.....runners are off at the start (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC Boston Marathon

These two maps show where all the Boston Marathon runners are coming from

There are approximately 30,000 participants entered in Monday’s race.

Newton, MA- April 16, 2018: (left to right) Bobby Looney and Justin Mundt and offer encouragement as they crest Heartbreak Hill during the Boston Marathon in Newton, MA on April 16, 2018. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: sports reporter:

How to be a great fan

Marathon runners thrive on encouragement. There’s a right way to cheer them on — and a wrong way

The crowds at the Boston Marathon are one of the many things that make it the most famous footrace in the world. Globe reporter and marathoner Billy Baker has some tips on how you can have the most impact on the course.