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Boston Marathon elite women runners cross the starting line in Hopkinton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Boston Marathon elite women runners cross the starting line in Hopkinton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Despite mother nature's stubborn refusal to cooperate, tens of thousands of runners ran the 122nd Boston Marathon. This year, the wind, the cold, and the rain pounded them back for hours and it's showing in the finishing times.

Men's push rim wheelchair, women's push rim wheelchair, and the elite men and women runners all posted the slowest winning times in over thirty years.

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Alex Ashlock, producer for WBUR's Here & Now. The 2018 Boston Marathon is the 20th Boston Marathon that Alex has covered for WBUR. He tweets @aashlock.

Martha Bebinger, WBUR reporter. She tweets @mbebinger.

This segment aired on April 16, 2018.

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