2016 Boston Marathon

Wheelchair champions defend titles

Marcel Hug and Tatyana McFadden won their divisions, and the elite runners continue to make their way to the finish line.

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Women?s wheelchair winner Tatyana McFadden held up her trophy.

Boston-4/18/16- The finish line at the Boston Marathon. Mens wheelchair winner Marcel Hug crosses the finish line in a close finish with Ernst Van Dyk and Kurt Feanley(rt) Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

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Marcel Hug defended his title in men?s wheelchair.

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The elite men?s group started at 10 a.m.

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A runner celebrated at the start.

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Workers prepped the finish line.

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Spectators cheered near Heartbreak Hill.

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Mark Wahlberg filmed for ?Patriots Day? at the finish line.

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The first wave of runners.

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Bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis at the start.

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Mobility-impaired runners took off in Hopkinton.

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Workers adjusted a barrier near the finish line.

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Bombing survivor Patrick Downs was with his group before the start.

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Runners slept in the grass at the starting line.

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Brian Gao tried out a virtual running program.

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Flags at the Hopkinton Common.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki-mcfadden-slider-10308.jpg Tatyana McFadden dominates for fourth straight Boston title

The American caught early leader Wakako Tsuchida at mile 9, then cruised to a convincing victory.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Tlumacki_BostonMarathonfinishline193.jpg Marcel Hug repeats as men?s wheelchair champ

Hug outdueled Kurt Fearnley and Ernst Van Dyk on Boylston Street for the victory.

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Caroline Rotich of Kenya left the race at the 5-mile mark.

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Here are some tips for watching the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.

  • Women?s leader
  • Men?s leader
Boston marathon map



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Wahlberg was spotted on Boylston Street early Monday morning.

Minutemen fired their weapons Monday morning as part of the reenactment of the 1775 Battle of Lexington.

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Musket fire and drumming marked the recreation of the April 1775 battle on this year?s Patriots Day.

Ground Game

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There are plainclothes officers throughout the crowds, as well as uniformed state and local police officers.

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Officials said the US will send troops and a number of Apache helicopters to assist in the fight.

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