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.
Toronto’s Brittany Moran smiling in a post-race interview after finishing 29th at the Boston Marathon in 2:39:29.
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
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.
Romanchuk and Hug battle it out in the wheelchair race
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.