2016 Boston Marathon

A marathon of jubilation and beauty

All along the route from Hopkinton to Boston, athletes, fans, and public officials basked in the warming spring sun.

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Runners made their way to the finish line.

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Patrick Downes was kissed by Celeste Corcoran.

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A girl waved her sign for the runners.

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Discarded water cups on the course.

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A runner celebrated at the finish line.

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Students at Wellesley cheered on the runners.

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Atsede Baysa jumps into the arms of a friend.

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Celebration at the finish line.

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The mobility-impaired competitors raced through Wellesley.

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Atsede Baysa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle held up the trophy.

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Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia crossed the finish line.

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Runners were greeted by Wellesley College students.

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Runners reached Heartbreak Hill.

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The men?s elite field passed Wellesley College.

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Wellesley College student Ariana Vergos greeted runners.

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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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Shadows of the cheering crowd.

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A runner celebrated at the start.

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Workers prepped the finish line.

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

2016 winners


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This year?s Marathon found the right balance between remembering 2013?s victims and reveling in the joy of the event.

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Downes said at some points along the way he wasn?t sure he would make it, but he was buoyed by the cheering crowds.

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Marc Fucarile wasn?t exactly ecstatic about his finishing time, but he was happy to have competed in this year?s race.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/160418_WALKER_Marathon_14743xs-003.jpg When his feet were beat, runner got a hand

Jim Driscoll and Mitch Kies helped Ari Ofsevit cross the finish line in just over three hours.

Spectators cheered for runners making their way along Commonwealth Avenue near Heartbreak Hill during the Boston Marathon.

It?s definitely an election year: Marathon signs get political

Given the state of the presidential election, it may not be surprising that some posters are taking on a political tone.

Scenes from the Boston Marathon

A marathon of motion and emotion

See photos from the 2016 Boston Marathon, with all its excitement, dedication, and excellence.

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Runners from many different walks of life will be crossing the finish line all afternoon.

Globe wins two Pulitzers

The Boston Globe won two Pulitzer Prizes ? one for commentary and one for feature photography ? on Monday.

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Jessica Rinaldi?s Pulitzer Prize-winning photography

Rinaldi, a Globe staff photographer, won the Pulitzer in feature photography for her depiction of a boy living in poverty in Maine.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, Monday, April 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Clay Buchholz is pleased with his progress

The righthander?s 6? scoreless innings Monday was easily his cleanest performance of the season.

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

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We?re now seeing ourselves differently on social media.