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Here’s a round-up of photos, stories and videos from the Boston Marathon

The 125th Boston Marathon was one to remember. Two new champions were crowned on Boylston Street, and it was a joy to see thousands of runners back on the streets of Boston. Did you miss Monday’s race? Here’s a round-up of photos, stories and videos from the marathon.

The champions

Benson Kipruto looking back at the chase group as he heads toward the finish line at the 2021 Boston Marathon. Photo: Kevin Morris

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The women’s champion Diana Kipyogei of Kenya celebrating her victory. Photo: Kevin Morris


2017 champion Edna Kiplagat finished second at the 2021 Boston Marathon. Photo credit: Kevin Morris

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The Canadians

Toronto’s Brittany Moran smiling in a post-race interview after finishing 29th at the Boston Marathon in 2:39:29.

Photo: Kate Van Buskirk

The Canadian trio of Dylan Wykes, Thomas Toth and Rory Linkletter (left-to-right) at the pre-race elite debriefing. Toth was the top Canadian male finisher in 2:21:01 for 25th overall.

Race spectators and fans are back

Students of Wellesley College and friends cheering on the marathon. Photo: Kevin Morris


The future of U.S. marathoning keeping up with the elite pack during the race. Photo: Kevin Morris

American storylines

CJ Albertson, who led the marathon until 30 km. Photo: Kevin Morris

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CJ Albertson, a U.S. distance runner with Brooks, who was not a favourite heading into the race, surprised the field in the early stages by taking off from the start. Albertson covered the first 10K in 29:32, one minute ahead of the other runners. He eventually faded after 30km as the field caught back up to him. Albertson ended up finishing in 10th position, just shy of his PB of 2:11. 

Nell Rojas, a triathlete, was the top American female finisher at the Boston Marathon, finishing sixth in 2:27:12. Photo: Kevin Morris

Romanchuk and Hug battle it out in the wheelchair race

Para athletes Daniel Romanchuk (left) and Marcel Hug (right) jostling for position in the early stages of the marathon. Photo: Kevin Morris

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In the final kilometre of the men’s wheelchair race, Marcel Hug followed the lead car as it exited the course before the finish line, missing the turn onto Hereford Street. Hug backtracked, missing out on the course record, but still won the men’s race. Daniel Romanchuk won the Chicago Marathon the day before and was second to Hug in Boston.