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Photos: The 121st Running Of The Boston Marathon

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Photos from the 121st Boston Marathon:

From left, Kenyan fans John Githaiga, of Kenya, Harrison Maina, of Malden, and Penny Waweru and Frank Githinji, of Lowell, cheer as Geoffrey Kirui crosses the finish line to win the men's race to complete the Kenyan sweep of the Boston Marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
From left, Kenyan fans John Githaiga, of Kenya, Harrison Maina, of Malden, and Penny Waweru and Frank Githinji, of Lowell, cheer as Geoffrey Kirui crosses the finish line to win the men's race to complete the Kenyan sweep of the Boston Marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Runners pour past the mile 25 marker, which welcomes them to Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Runners pour past the mile 25 marker, which welcomes them to Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marathon volunteers grab medals from the thousands that are piled up on tables stretching down Boylston Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marathon volunteers grab medals from the thousands that are piled up on tables stretching down Boylston Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sylvain Lanthier, of Montreal, dumps a bottle of water over his head after finishing the marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sylvain Lanthier, of Montreal, dumps a bottle of water over his head after finishing the marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Kathrine Switzer, center, the first official woman entrant in the Boston Marathon 50 years ago, wears the same bib number after finishing the marathon on Monday. With Switzer are her husband Roger Robinson, left, and Joann Flaminio, right, of the Boston Athletic Association. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Kathrine Switzer, center, the first official woman entrant in the Boston Marathon 50 years ago, wears the same bib number after finishing the marathon on Monday. With Switzer are her husband Roger Robinson, left, and Joann Flaminio, right, of the Boston Athletic Association. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Meb Keflezighi, who won the 2014 Boston Marathon, greets the family of 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard after he finished Monday. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Meb Keflezighi, who won the 2014 Boston Marathon, greets the family of 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard after he finished Monday. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Wellesley students hold up "kiss me" signs, a tradition of the "Scream Tunnel." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Wellesley students hold up "kiss me" signs, a tradition of the "Scream Tunnel." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Jake Mogan, of San Francisco, is carried to the finish line by Franklin Tenorio, of Equador, left, and Bryan Stansberry, of Columbus, Ohio, and members of the military. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Jake Mogan, of San Francisco, is carried to the finish line by Franklin Tenorio, of Equador, left, and Bryan Stansberry, of Columbus, Ohio, and members of the military. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Edna Kiplagat, who won the Elite Women's race, poses with her family. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Edna Kiplagat, who won the Elite Women's race, poses with her family. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
American Galen Rupp, who came in second place in the Elite Men's division, places his hand on the head of his 6-month-old son, Jayden. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
American Galen Rupp, who came in second place in the Elite Men's division, places his hand on the head of his 6-month-old son, Jayden. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marathon race officials escort Geoffrey Kirui to the medical tent after his win. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marathon race officials escort Geoffrey Kirui to the medical tent after his win. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, wins the Elite Men's division of the 121st Boston Marathon. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, wins the Elite Men's division of the 121st Boston Marathon. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Edna Kiplagat, of Kenya, wins the Elite Women's division of the 121st Boston Marathon. Bahrain's Rose Chelimo took second and American Jordan Hasay came in third. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Edna Kiplagat, of Kenya, wins the Elite Women's division of the 121st Boston Marathon. Bahrain's Rose Chelimo took second and American Jordan Hasay came in third. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Two wreaths mark the location of the two bombs that went off at the finish line in 2013. This one is set up in front of Marathon Sports. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Two wreaths mark the location of the two bombs that went off at the finish line in 2013. This one is set up in front of Marathon Sports. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Security guards check spectators bags at a checkpoint downtown. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Security guards check spectators bags at a checkpoint downtown. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Wheelchair division winners Manuela Schar, right, and Marcel Hug, both of Switzerland, pose after their wins in the Women's and Men's Wheelchair divisions. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Wheelchair division winners Manuela Schar, right, and Marcel Hug, both of Switzerland, pose after their wins in the Women's and Men's Wheelchair divisions. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Manuela Schar, of Switzerland, wins the Women's Wheelchair division. She's the first woman to have ever beaten the 1:30 mark. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Manuela Schar, of Switzerland, wins the Women's Wheelchair division. She's the first woman to have ever beaten the 1:30 mark. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, wins the Men's Wheelchair division ahead of Ernst Van Dyk, of South Africa. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, wins the Men's Wheelchair division ahead of Ernst Van Dyk, of South Africa. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Police block off Boylston Street at Exeter Street prior to the beginning of the race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Police block off Boylston Street at Exeter Street prior to the beginning of the race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Tom Davis, of New York, wins the Men's Handcycle division. He was the first to cross the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Tom Davis, of New York, wins the Men's Handcycle division. He was the first to cross the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Brian Marcou takes a photo of the finish line from at Exeter Street before the first marathoners reach it. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Brian Marcou takes a photo of the finish line from at Exeter Street before the first marathoners reach it. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Men's Wheelchair racer Marcel Hug leads Ernst van Dyk by a hair as they head underneath the Mass. Ave. Bridge just before the final stretch of the race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Men's Wheelchair racer Marcel Hug leads Ernst van Dyk by a hair as they head underneath the Mass. Ave. Bridge just before the final stretch of the race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Manuela Schar, of Switzerland, races up Hereford Street, just before the final stretch to the finish line on Boylston Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Manuela Schar, of Switzerland, races up Hereford Street, just before the final stretch to the finish line on Boylston Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A police officer with a K9 dog walks down Brookline Avenue in Boston ahead of the race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A police officer with a K9 dog walks down Brookline Avenue in Boston ahead of the race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A runner with the words "Semper Fi" on his shirt and "Operation Enduring Freedom" on his flag runs through the Wellesley "Scream Tunnel." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A runner with the words "Semper Fi" on his shirt and "Operation Enduring Freedom" on his flag runs through the Wellesley "Scream Tunnel." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A runner makes a heart sign with her hands as she runs through the "Scream Tunnel" at Wellesley College. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A runner makes a heart sign with her hands as she runs through the "Scream Tunnel" at Wellesley College. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Around 30,000 runners are estimated to have participated in the 2017 Boston Marathon, beginning here in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Around 30,000 runners are estimated to have participated in the 2017 Boston Marathon, beginning here in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
The Men’s Wheelchair division makes their way through the racecourse Monday morning. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
The Men’s Wheelchair division makes their way through the racecourse Monday morning. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, center, breaks from the start with Galen Rupp, as they lead the Elite Men's division at the starting line. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, center, breaks from the start with Galen Rupp, as they lead the Elite Men's division at the starting line. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
The Women’s Elite division at the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
The Women’s Elite division at the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Bryan Lyons pushes Rick Hoyt across the start line in Hopkinton Monday morning. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Bryan Lyons pushes Rick Hoyt across the start line in Hopkinton Monday morning. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Fans cheer at the start of the race in Hopkinton. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Fans cheer at the start of the race in Hopkinton. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Gene Carter pushes Paul Appleby at the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Gene Carter pushes Paul Appleby at the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
The Mobility Impaired division lines up at the starting line. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
The Mobility Impaired division lines up at the starting line. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
The starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton on Monday morning. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
The starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton on Monday morning. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

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