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In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in an emotional race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
Last updated: 27 Apr 2014 17:57
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At least 35,660 runners competed in the Boston marathon, as officials stepped up security after the deadly bomb attack during last year's event. 

On Monday, more than 3,500 police and members of 60 different local, state and federal security agencies deployed to protect the race.

One million people were expected to show their support for the event and honour the victims and survivors of the attacks that killed three people and wounded more than 260 last year.

Meb Keflezighi, a US citizen, won the 42km race. He is the first US winner since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach took the women's title in 1985. The last American man to win was Greg Meyer in 1983. 

Ernst van Dyk of South Africa won the men's wheelchair division for a record 10th time and Tatyana McFadden of the US won the women's race for a second straight year.

The Boston Marathon is one of the six biggest foot races in the world and part of the prestigious World Marathon Majors circuit. It is also the world's oldest annual meet.


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Large crowds gathered at this year's Boston Marathon, following last year's bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260.



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Many of the runners participated as a way to memorialise those affected by last year's bombing. 



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Meb Keflezighi, a US citizen, was able to hold off Wilson Chebet of Kenya to win the race in 2:08:37.



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Keflezighi, 39, became the first American male since 1983 to win the Boston Marathon.



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In the women's division, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her 2013 victory. Her time - 2:18:57 - beat the course record by almost two full minutes and was the eighth-fastest women's marathon ever recorded on any course.



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Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus received medical attention after crossing the finish line.



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In the men's wheelchair division, Ernst van Dyk won for a record 10th time, finishing at 1:20:36. Van Dyk holds the record for most wins across all categories in the marathon.



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Tatyana McFadden of the US shakes hands with Jun Lyu, the father of Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China who was killed in last year's bombings. McFadden won the women's wheelchair division for the second year in a row.



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Two Boston Marathon bombing survivors hug after crossing the finish line of the Boston Athletic Association's 5km race.



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A Boston Marathon bombing survivor carried a fellow survivor over the marathon finish line during a Tribute Run for survivors and first responders.



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Security was noticeably heightened during the race. Helicopters could be seen circling overhead as well as bomb-sniffing dogs checking through trash cans.



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In the days before the race, flowers and tributes were left at the storefront where the bombs went off.




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Large crowds gathered at this year(***)s Boston Marathon, following last year(***)s bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

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Many of the runners participated as a way to memorialise those affected by last year(***)s bombing. 

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Meb Keflezighi, a US citizen, was able to hold off Wilson Chebet of Kenya to win the race in 2:08:37.

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Keflezighi, 39, became the first American male since 1983 to win the Boston Marathon.

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In the women(***)s division, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her 2013 victory. Her time - 2:18:57 - beat the course record by almost two full minutes and was the eighth-fastest women(***)s marathon ever recorded on any course.

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Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus received medical attention after crossing the finish line.

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In the men(***)s wheelchair division, Ernst van Dyk won for a record 10th time, finishing at 1:20:36. Van Dyk holds the record for most wins across all categories in the marathon.

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Tatyana McFadden of the US shakes hands with Jun Lyu, the father of Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China who was killed in last year(***)s bombings. McFadden won the women(***)s wheelchair division for the second year in a row.

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Two Boston Marathon bombing survivors hug after crossing the finish line of the Boston Athletic Association(***)s 5km race.

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A Boston Marathon bombing survivor carried a fellow survivor over the marathon finish line during a Tribute Run for survivors and first responders.

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Security was noticeably heightened during the race. Helicopters could be seen circling overhead as well as bomb-sniffing dogs checking through trash cans.

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In the days before the race, flowers and tributes were left at the storefront where the bombs went off.

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In Pictures: The Boston MarathonAmerican Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured. He finished soon after Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended her title in a course record. Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist. He ran from Hopkinton to the finish on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. He's the first U S winner since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach took the women's title in 1985; the last American man to win was Greg Meyer in 1983. Jeptoo clocked 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds. She becomes the seventh three-time Boston Marathon champion. Ernst van Dyk of South Africa won the men's wheelchair division for a record 10th time, and Tatyana McFadden of the United States won the women's race for a second straight year.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/In_Pictures%3A_The_Boston_Marathonen-ussupport@newscred.comUntitled Site10Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:21:50 GMTBoston Marathonhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/In_Pictures%3A_The_Boston_Marathon/slideshow/boston-marathon/8f3e9bc8a4cd77e08c9f322aa9563bfc

The 118th Boston Marathon will long be remembered as a cultural event, a moment where the city of Boston demonstrated strength and resilience in the wake of last year's bombing.

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The 118th Boston Marathon will long be remembered as a cultural event, a moment where the city of Boston demonstrated strength and resilience in the wake of last year's bombing.

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For most of the 36,000 runners, the race had nothing to do with competition. The 2013 race was marred by bombings near the end of the course that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

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For most of the 36,000 runners, the race had nothing to do with competition. The 2013 race was marred by bombings near the end of the course that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

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Keflezighi had a lead of nearly 90 seconds at one point, but was able to hold off a Wilson Chebet challenge and finished the race in 2:08:37.

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Keflezighi had a lead of nearly 90 seconds at one point, but was able to hold off a Wilson Chebet challenge and finished the race in 2:08:37.

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Meb Keflezighi defied his age, nearly 39 years old, to craft an exceptional race and become the first American male since Greg Meyer in 1983 to win the Boston Marathon.

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Meb Keflezighi defied his age, nearly 39 years old, to craft an exceptional race and become the first American male since Greg Meyer in 1983 to win the Boston Marathon.

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In the women's division Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her 2013 victory with a flawless race. Her 2:18:57 beat the course record by almost two full minutes and was the eighth fastest women's marathon ever recorded on any course.

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In the women's division Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her 2013 victory with a flawless race. Her 2:18:57 beat the course record by almost two full minutes and was the eighth fastest women's marathon ever recorded on any course.

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The runners gave their all with Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus receiving medical attention after crossing the finish line, exhausted.

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The runners gave their all with Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus receiving medical attention after crossing the finish line, exhausted.

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In the men's wheelchair division, Ernst van Dyk won for a record 10th time, finishing in 1:20:36. Van Dyk holds the record for most wins across all categories in the marathon.

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In the men's wheelchair division, Ernst van Dyk won for a record 10th time, finishing in 1:20:36. Van Dyk holds the record for most wins across all categories in the marathon.

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Tatyana McFadden of the U S shakes hands with Jun Lyu, the father of Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China that was killed in the bombings. McFadden won the women's wheelchair division for the second year in a row.

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Tatyana McFadden of the U S shakes hands with Jun Lyu, the father of Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China that was killed in the bombings. McFadden won the women's wheelchair division for the second year in a row.

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Two Boston Marathon bombing survivors hug after crossing the finish line of the Boston Athletic Association's 5km race.

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Two Boston Marathon bombing survivors hug after crossing the finish line of the Boston Athletic Association's 5km race.

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A Boston Marathon bombing survivor carries fellow survivor over the marathon finish line during a Tribute Run for survivors and first responders.

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A Boston Marathon bombing survivor carries fellow survivor over the marathon finish line during a Tribute Run for survivors and first responders.

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Security was noticeably heightened as the athletes went round the course. Helicopters could be seen circling overhead as well as bomb-sniffing dogs checking through trash cans.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/In_Pictures%3A_The_Boston_Marathon/slideshow/boston-marathon/531101475f96c71ef50b9665bd2fc6e4REUTERSBoston Marathon

Security was noticeably heightened as the athletes went round the course. Helicopters could be seen circling overhead as well as bomb-sniffing dogs checking through trash cans.

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A runner adds his message, "I Run to Support Love in This World", to a cloth banner after picking up their official bib numbers

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A runner adds his message, "I Run to Support Love in This World", to a cloth banner after picking up their official bib numbers

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Many people gathered in the days before the race, laying flowers at the storefront where the bombs went off and leaving tributes to those who were killed.

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Many people gathered in the days before the race, laying flowers at the storefront where the bombs went off and leaving tributes to those who were killed.



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