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Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Mens winner mens winner Yuki Kawauchi and women winnerDesiree Linden.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Defending champions to return for 2019 Boston Marathon

Open champions Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi, as well as wheelchair champs Tatyana McFadden and Marcel Hug, will return for the 123rd running of the race.

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the men’s New York City Marathon on Sunday.

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Lelisa Desisa, Mary Keitany conquer NYC Marathon

Defending women’s champion Shalene Flanagan, a Marblehead native, finished third in 2:26.22.

Joan Chelimo, seen in the 2017 B.A.A. 10k, repeated as women’s B.A.A. Half Marathon champion on Sunday.

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Joan Chelimo repeats as women’s champion

This is the ninth half marathon victory of Chelimo’s career; fellow Kenyan Daniel Chebii won the men’s race in 1:03:08.

BAA adjusts qualifying times for 2020 Boston Marathon

To qualify, runners in all age groups must be five minutes faster in 2020.

Eliud Kipchoge set a marathon world record Sunday when he won the Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 1 minute, and 39 seconds.

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge sets marathon world record

Kipchoge beat the previous record, set by Dennis Kimmetto in 2014, by 1 minute and 18 seconds.

The elite women runners step off from the starting line in the 46th annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Woods Hole, Mass. (Merrily Cassidy/The Cape Cod Times via AP)


Canadian Ben Flanagan wins Falmouth Road Race

Flanagan’s win ended a four-year run by Kenyan Stephen Sambu; Caroline Chepkoech won the women’s race for a third straight time.

MARATHON SLIDER Runners in the first wave break from the start on rain soaked streets during the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Registration for 2019 Boston Marathon begins on Sept. 10

The fastest runners who qualify in their age group will be able to register first.

While Desiree Linden won the elite women’s race, three starters from Wave 1 were able to reach the top 15.


Boston Marathon’s elite women’s race needs tweaks, but it’s complicated

The Marathon considers the elite women’s start and Wave 1 different races. And that’s where things get complicated.

Natick, MA - 4/16/2018 - elite men's runners run through the rain along the route of the Boston Marathon in Natick, MA, Apr. 16, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)


The Boston Marathon was all about who could weather the storm

With the conditions intolerable for the top Africans, Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi took advantage.

Boston, MA--4/16/2018-- Runners cross the finish line of the 122nd Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Even in miserable conditions, more than 95 percent of runners finished the Marathon

Nearly 2,800 runners received medical treatment at some point during the race, including 25 elite competitors.

Yuki Kawauchi of Japan celebrates after winning the men’s race at the Boston Marathon.

Bill Rodgers wanted Yuki Kawauchi to run Boston. So he did, and won

Kawauchi, who passed defending champion Geoffrey Kirui in the final two miles, is the first men’s victor from Japan since 1987.


Zac Efron was in Boston to cheer on his brother in the Marathon

Efron took to Twitter to brag about his brother Dylan’s strong effort.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Women winner Desiree Linden crosses the finish line. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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

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

HOPKINTON, MA - 4/16/2018: Boston Marathon Start..... a first slap of hands for this runner at the start by a volunteer (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC Boston Marathon

2018 Boston Marathon results

Here are results sorted by overall, New England states, and the wheelchair and handcycle divisions.

Newton, MA- April 16, 2018: Marcel Hug climbs Heartbreak Hill during the Boston Marathon in Newton, MA on April 16, 2018. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: sports reporter:


Wheelchair winners won battles of endurance

Marcel Hug and Tatyana McFadden both battled conditions as well as opponents.

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

Here’s a runner’s perspective on the Boston Marathon

The 2018 race meant a chance to join a global running community that persevered through insufferable conditions.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Carlos Arredondo running for his son Alex, who died, crosses the finish line.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Notable finishers at the 2018 Boston Marathon

Boston’s police and fire commissioners, former Patriot Ryan Wendell, and a septuagenarian with a 31-race streak were among the 27,048 runners.

Paul Moffi is a fitting representative of the Boston Marathon

The Hopedale firefighter, running for charity, was among the last to cross the finish line, in 6:37:50.

David Davenport (left), Elizabeth Demaio (center), Zachary Wandell (back right) and Lindsay Lavin (front right) climbed Heartbreak Hill.

Harsh weather turns Boston Marathon into a punishing slog

The unforgiving weather made the 2018 Boston Marathon a punishing gantlet of biting rain, buffeting headwinds, and dispiriting cold.

Former Red Sox pitcher Mike Myers (right) with his wife Robyn (cq) after finishing the 2018 Boston Marathon. (Andrew Mahoney/Globe Staff)

Neither wind nor rain kept Mike Myers from finishing race

The former Red Sox reliever was running the Boston Marathon to raise money for ALS research.

Rachel Hyland (center), shown on Beacon Street in Brookline, finished fourth in Monday’s Boston Marathon.

How local teacher Rachel Hyland pulled off a top-five finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon

It was a surprising finish for Hyland, 31, who has taught Spanish at Phillips Academy in Andover for the past eight years.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Mens winner mens winner Yuki Kawauchi and women winnerDesiree Linden.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

In rain-swept Boston Marathon, Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi pour it on

Linden took control at Heartbreak Hill, while Kawauchi stormed from behind to win the men’s race.

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: ()

US hopeful Galen Rupp drops out of Marathon

Rupp, who was in the lead pack, dropped out around the 20-mile mark.

This Marathon runner has lost 100 pounds from running. Now, he wants to run 100 miles

Andy Bell ran his first Boston Marathon on Monday — his 12th marathon overall.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Shalane Flanagan crosses the finish line.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


For Shalane Flanagan, this wasn’t the finish she wanted

In what she insisted was her last competitive Boston Marathon, the Marblehead native finished seventh.

Sarah Sellers of the United States crossed the Boston Marathon finish line in second place with a time of 2:44:04.

Who the heck is Boston Marathon runner-up Sarah Sellers, anyway?

Here’s what we found out about the American woman who finished second in the Boston Marathon.

BROOKLINE, MA - APRIL 16: Nicole Dimercurio, from left, Rachel Hyland and Sarah Sellers approach the 24 mile marker of the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018 in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

From also-ran to Boston runner-up: Sarah Sellers shocks field in just her second marathon

“Some of the women I was passing, I was in complete disbelief,” said the 26-year-old Utah native.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Mens winner mens winner Yuki Kawauchi and women winnerDesiree Linden.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Conditions led to historically slow times for Monday’s Marathon winners

Desiree Linden’s time was the slowest by a women’s victor in 40 years, and Yuki Kawauchi had the slowest winning men’s time in 42 years.

Here’s a list of winners and results from the 2018 Boston Marathon

From the wheelchair division to the elite runners, here’s a look at winners and results from Monday’s rainy Boston Marathon.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Women winner Desiree Linden celebrates. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Is it Des, Desi, or Desiree Linden? Meet the Boston Marathon champ

Here are five points of interest about the woman who won Monday’s race by more than four minutes.

Wellesley, Ma., 04/16/18, The elite women runners, including Shalane Flanagan (center) and winner Desiree Linden (right), make their way through a downpour in Wellesley. Wellesley College students braved the bad weather to cheer on the Boston Marathon runners. The 2018 Boston Marathon has miserable weather conditions. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Why Desiree Linden waited for Shalane Flanagan’s bathroom break

“Des certainly didn’t have to wait. That was very kind of her to do that,” Flanagan said after the race.

Signs of support from Wellesley College students melted in the rain while the students stayed warm in their dorms.

A look at the signs along the 2018 Boston Marathon route

As the Boston Marathon gets underway, here’s a look at the signs encouraging runners along the 26.2-mile route.

Boston, MA--4/16/2018-- Women's wheelchair race winner Tatyana Mcfadden receives her trophy at the finish line of the 122nd Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Tatyana McFadden claims fifth title in Boston Marathon women’s wheelchair race

The cold and rainy conditions made for the slowest winning time in 30 years, but McFadden noted that she “was really patient with myself.”

Hopkinton, MA - 4/16/2018 - Runners make their way through the rain and mud in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA, Apr. 16, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Weather doesn’t dampen spirits at starting line in Hopkinton

A lot of runners shifted their goals a bit because of the poor weather conditions.

Boston04/16/18 The Boston Marathon finish line. Mens wheelchair winner Marcel Hug at the ceremony. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Marcel Hug wins Boston Marathon men’s wheelchair division

“It was so tough,” said Hug, who won Boston for the fourth straight time. “I was so freezing.”

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Runners went to their bag of tricks to beat the elements

Plastic bags, Camp Dry spray, and gloves were some of the ways Boston Marathoners handled the conditions.

Is this the worst weather ever at the Boston Marathon?

Here’s a look back at the toughest conditions in the 122-year history of the race.

Map: Track the lead runners in the 2018 Boston Marathon

Here’s a look at where the women’s and men’s leaders in the Boston Marathon are in the race, updated every 60 seconds.

Elite U.S. runner Jordan Hasay speaks to reporters, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Boston. The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Jordan Hasay withdraws on eve of Boston Marathon

The American was considered one of the top contenders in Monday’s race.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line in third place for the Men's Professional Division during the TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on November 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Ethiopian trio among top marathon challengers

The former champions Lelisa Desisa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle are joined by Tamirat Toyle, fastest in field.

Jamie Schneider (left), 27, was accompanied by his father Allan on his workout at Bethpage State Park in preparation for this year’s Boston Marathon.


On Marathon day, this family of autistic twin runners deserves cheers

As long-distance running again takes over Boston’s streets, meet one of the most inspiring families making its way to New England.

While Jacqueline Gareau, the 1980 Boston winner, still runs for exercise and enjoyment, it’s just one part of her varied exercise regimen.


10 former Boston Marathon champions talk about their wins and what they’re up to now

Kenya’s Ibrahim Hussein said winning Boston changed his life.

Minutemen fired their weapons in April 2016 as part of the reenactment of the 1775 Battle of Lexington.

List of Patriots Day celebrations that have been canceled amid inclement weather

As forecasters expect heavy rainfall, frigid temperatures, and strong winds on Monday, a number of celebrations have been canceled, postponed, or moved.

Boston, MA., 041318, Elite marathoners Geoffrey Kirui, left, and Edna Kiplagat at the press conference. The elite Boston Marathon runners gather for press availability at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff


Boston Marathon elites share a few of their favorite things

We asked some of the top contenders about their preferences both on and off the road.

Meb Keflezighi of the United States approaches the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

How Meb Keflezighi became a Boston Marathon charity runner for the Martin Richard Foundation

This year’s race will be the 2014 Boston Marathon champion’s first time running for charity.


Hagos Gebrhiwet wins BAA 5K in photo finish

The Ethiopian inched out Americans Ben True and Tommy Curtin at the line.