Up and down Boylston Street Monday, there was defiance and there was joy.
Meb Keflezighi, 38, ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to the finish on Boylston Street in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, set a new women's course record in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds.
Ernst van Dyk of South Africa won the men's wheelchair division for a record 10th time. Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair race for the second straight year.
On Marathon Monday, almost 4,000 runners and a few spectators walked or were wheeled into a medical tent along the course.