Fans during the Boston Marathon photo finish

Boston Marathon viewers watched Monday's baked father as Lawrence Cherono from Kenya captured the title of men in a close-photographed territory, while the next runner was doing them with only a few advances in one of the most dramatic conclusions for a race. of men in years.

Few students from Cameon Schwarz, 19, a Boston student, watch Cherono and runner-up, Lelisa Desisa Benti, from Ethiopia, who made the final sprint towards the final line of the race.

“They were neck and neck right at the end,” Schwarz said. “Just see that it's just to win, it was amazing. I almost cried. I really lost almost. ”

Klodian Mitri, who was also located near the finish line, said the final moments left many fans speechless.

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“It was funny because everyone was praising and praising and praising,” said Mitri, 28. “And then the last bit, right at the finish line, everyone was very stupid trying to see what had to happen. It was of a strict nature. Only thousands of people everywhere were very silent. He felt you could hear a pin. ”

The exciting finish was just one of the iconic moments of the iconic race, which draws thousands of runners from around the country and around the world, running down the 26.2 mile course into Boston, while an enthusiastic audience supports with them.

In the women's elite race, Deesfa of Ethiopia, Worknesh, caught the title of women.

Earlier this morning, Daniel Romanchuk, 20, crossed the first completed line in the men's wheelchair division around 10:23 a.m.

Manuela Schaer from Switzerland won the women's wheelchair race in an unofficial time of 1:34:19. She also won the Boston Marathon in 2017 in a world record time and a course of 1:28:17.

Some viewers came out to make some realization.

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, a celebrity from the world of sport, crossed the finish line for the fans.

“I am hurting, but there was a lot of fun and great experience,” said Johnson, adding that there were many highlights during the race.

“At the end of the day… the community and the energy within the community of people, volunteers, viewers and runners – it is wonderful to see life smiling.”

He said that he liked the runners to earn the energy of the crowd.

“We don't root each other in a car race,” said Johnson, laughing. “So encourage everyone and compete in a much more diverse environment.” T

Boston police commissioner, William Evans, ran an enthusiastic runner, the marathon and said after completing it is “the best day in Boston every year.” T

Talia Viera, 18, of Quincy, on Boylston Street was a sign for Jared Padalecki and his wife Genevieve, who were in the two “Supernatural” TV series.

“I'm very happy,” said Viera. “It's a big community event.”

He started soggy.

Around 7:30 pm, Hopkinton's Chief Police Officer, Edward Lee, said some second-class buses were forced to “shelter” while traveling between Boston and the start of the race in Hopkinton.

However, while the weather was challenging, public safety officers said there was no credible threat to the race.

Susan Berry Cann, 61, of Danvers, was a nursing practitioner at St. Helens. Elizabeth's, voluntarily working at the sixth Boston Marathon.

“When you do it, you realize how awesome it is,” she said.

On the runway near Wellesley College, students succeed in being graded, keeping signs with an eclectic mix of slogans, including, “Kiss, I take a robot,” “Kiss me if you're wearing,” and “I like your stamina. Call me. ”Some runners stopped for friendly exercises.

The decades-old “Kiss Me” tradition is an integral part of Wellesley's “excellent scream tunnel”, where students pass a halfway point of the race to the contestants. But some of the audience launched another message this year: Don't kiss me.

“Keep running,” read a sign of Isabella Tighe. “Cuz I love my bed and my only mum. I'm sorry."

Another sign of Deavihan Scott said “I don't kiss but if you are over 6 feet, you have 401K, you are a secret prince, you can speak six languages, I can cook, I agree with everything. I say, handsome, nice to my mother, nice to my dog, & OVER 6 ALL. ”

And it wouldn't Monday Monday without a couple connecting the knot at the finished line. This year, Tyler Greathead, 27, praised his daughter Sarah Lieneck. The couple rose, with cameras and iPhones around him, that they were taken after Lieneck he said.

Monday's race was the sixth year of the 2013 terror bombing which killed three people and injured more than 260 others. New York Police Commissioner James P. O Neill paid tribute to the victims of a Twitter message.

He published photographs of Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, and Krystle Campbell, the three spectators killed in the blasts, as well as MIT Police Officer, Sean Collier, who shot the bombers a few days later, and Dennis Simmonds. , Boston Police Officer, whose death in 2014 resulted in a head injury which he suffered during the slaughter for the terrorists a year earlier.

And along the Monday raceway, a minute of silence was held at 2:49 p.m., the time the fatal attack occurred.

“Please take a moment: to remember our friends and family who were lost or injured,” added the tweeted marathon account. “[T]o think of the harmless heroes who first tried to care for others; and, on this Boston Day Only, to find strength in the love of each other. We will finish the race. We reclaim the completed line. We remember 15 April, 2013. ”

Globe Correspondents Jenna Ciccotelli, Greg Levinksy, and Sophia Eppolito and Emily Sweeney, Matt Pepin and Rachel G. Bowers from the Globe Team added to this report.


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