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Harsh weather turns Boston Marathon into a punishing slog

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

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

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.

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