Well past the time cut-off of the Boston Marathon, runners continued to trickle in into the evening in order to complete the race.
According to the Boston Athletic Association, “no times are recorded after approximately 5:30 p.m. (or six hours after the last official runner crosses the starting line).” But, for runners still out on course, finishing meant more than having an official time next to their name in the results.
Isioma M. Chukwu, 46, completed the Boston Marathon course at approximately 7:10 p.m. EDT on Monday, more than an hour after the timing mats had been taken away. Her family, who was waiting for her at the finish line, had a finisher’s medal waiting for her, which she proudly showed off post-race. The Natick, Mass. resident began the race in the fourth wave, which went off at 11:15 a.m. EDT.