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Boston Marathon Photos: Runners Persevere Through Rain And Wind

A wet 122nd Boston Marathon (Mary Schwalm/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A wet 122nd Boston Marathon (Mary Schwalm/AP)

The 2018 Boston Marathon sure was a rainy one. Here are our photos from throughout the day. Our complete 2018 marathon coverage is here.

Alexandra Barak of Israel gets a congratulatory hug from Boston Marathon volunteer Angela Coulombe after finishing. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Alexandra Barak of Israel gets a congratulatory hug from Boston Marathon volunteer Angela Coulombe after finishing. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Brett Smith has a little trouble putting his medal around his head. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Brett Smith has a little trouble putting his medal around his head. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gregory Scanlon stops to take a breather after finishing the Boston Marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gregory Scanlon stops to take a breather after finishing the Boston Marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marathoners pour out of Kenmore Square down Commonwealth Avenue. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marathoners pour out of Kenmore Square down Commonwealth Avenue. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marathoners run up a plastic poncho-littered Hereford Street not far from the finish line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marathoners run up a plastic poncho-littered Hereford Street not far from the finish line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Rain-soaked bags of 2018 Boston Marathon medals (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Rain-soaked bags of 2018 Boston Marathon medals (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marathon officials assist Stephen Sambu toward the medical tent. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marathon officials assist Stephen Sambu toward the medical tent. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Runners approach the finish line. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Runners approach the finish line. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Yuki Kawauchi, of Japan, overtook Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, to win the 122nd Boston Marathon. He is the first Japanese man to win the race since 1987. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Yuki Kawauchi, of Japan, overtook Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, to win the 122nd Boston Marathon. He is the first Japanese man to win the race since 1987. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Desiree Linden, of Michigan, celebrates after winning the women's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Desiree Linden, of Michigan, celebrates after winning the women's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Linden crosses the finish line. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Linden crosses the finish line. (Charles Krupa/AP)

(Here's our story on the various marathon winners.)


Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, separates himself from the pack in the men's elite division in Newton. (Steven Senne/AP)
Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, separates himself from the pack in the men's elite division in Newton. (Steven Senne/AP)
Marathon supporters shelter under an umbrella as runners leave Hopkinton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Marathon supporters shelter under an umbrella as runners leave Hopkinton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Tatyana McFadden, of the United States, crosses the finish line to win the women's wheelchair division. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Tatyana McFadden, of the United States, crosses the finish line to win the women's wheelchair division. (Elise Amendola/AP)
A spectator watches the broadcast of the race on a big screen on Exeter Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A spectator watches the broadcast of the race on a big screen on Exeter Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, crosses the finish line to win the men's wheelchair division. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, crosses the finish line to win the men's wheelchair division. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Spectators at Wellesley College cheer on runners. (Steven Senne/AP)
Spectators at Wellesley College cheer on runners. (Steven Senne/AP)
The elite men runners break from the starting line. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
The elite men runners break from the starting line. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Boston Marathon elite women runners cross the starting line in Hopkinton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Boston Marathon elite women runners cross the starting line in Hopkinton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Boston Marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo, left, joins others as they break from the start in the mobility impaired runner division of the 122nd running of the marathon on Monday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Boston Marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo, left, joins others as they break from the start in the mobility impaired runner division of the 122nd running of the marathon on Monday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Spectators camp out in the wind and rain along Boylston Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR))
Spectators camp out in the wind and rain along Boylston Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR))
K-9 units cross the start line during a security patrol before the start of the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton on Monday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
K-9 units cross the start line during a security patrol before the start of the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton on Monday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Workers set up barriers along Brookline Avenue in Kenmore Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Workers set up barriers along Brookline Avenue in Kenmore Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Early on, a man walks across the start line in his rain gear. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Early on, a man walks across the start line in his rain gear. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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