Scenes From the 121st Boston Marathon

After months of training, thousands gathered to run the 26.2-mile race from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boston.

75 photos
1/75
Rob Michaelson/NBC Boston
2/75
AP
Edna Kiplagat, left and Geoffrey Kirui, both of Kenya, hold a trophy together after their victories in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
3/75
Edna Kiplagat, left, and Geoffrey Kirui, both of Kenya, hold a trophy together after their victories in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
4/75
Boston Marathon elite men's division winner Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya.
5/75
Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017.
6/75
Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, leads Galen Rupp, of the United States, and the rest of the field along the course of the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Brookline, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
7/75
Edna Kiplagat of Kenya runs the course after pulling away from the pack during the running of the 121st Boston Marathon in Boston, MA, April 17, 2017.
8/75
Abbey Niezboda/NBC Boston
Boston Marathon women's elite winner Edna Kiplagat.
9/75
First place women's Wheelchair racer Manuela Schar accepts her medal at the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017.
10/75
First place men's Wheelchair racer Marcel E. Hug accepts the trophy at the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon on Apr. 17, 2017.
11/75
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Crowds gather before the start of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
12/75
Shadrack Biwott, of the United States, douses himself while running along the course of the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017, in Natick, Mass.
13/75
Marcel E. Hug, of Switzerland, raises the trophy after winning the men's wheelchair division of the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017, in Boston.
14/75
Manuela Schar, of Switzerland, holds the trophy after winning the women's wheelchair division of the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017, in Boston.
15/75
AP
Manuela Schar, of Switzerland, wins the women's wheelchair division in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017, in Boston.
16/75
Getty Images
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Spectators cheer the Elite women as they make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
17/75
Kathrine Switzer, who was the first official woman entrant in the Boston Marathon 50 years ago, acknowledges the crowd as she is introduced before firing the gun to start the women's elite division at the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., April 17, 2017.
18/75
Wheelchair division winners Manuela Schar, left, and Marcel Hug, both of Switzerland, celebrate their wins in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017, in Boston.
19/75
AP
Runners in the first wave cross the line at the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., April 17, 2017.
20/75
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Wheelchair racers make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
21/75
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Spectators give runners high fives as they make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
22/75
Tom Davis, of New York, wins the men's handcycle division of the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017, in Boston.
23/75
AP
Yemane Tsegay, of Ethiopia, fourth from left, leads the pack of elite men runners along the course of the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017, in Hopkinton, Mass.
24/75
25/75
Getty Images
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Spectators give runners high fives as they make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
26/75
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Spectators cheer the runners as they make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
27/75
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Wheelchair racers make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
28/75
29/75
Rob Michaelson/NBC Boston
30/75
31/75
32/75
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Spectators give runners high fives as they make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
33/75
34/75
35/75
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Spectators cheer the runners as they make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
36/75
37/75
Caitlin Fichtel/NBC Boston
38/75
39/75
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Spectators cheer the runners as they make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
40/75
41/75
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Wheelchair racers make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
42/75
43/75
44/75
45/75
46/75
47/75
48/75
49/75
50/75
51/75
52/75
53/75
54/75
55/75
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Spectators cheer the runners as they make their way past the 6 mile mark of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
56/75
Rob Michaelson/NBC Boston
57/75
Rob Michaelson/NBC Boston
58/75
59/75
Rob Michaelson/NBC Boston
60/75
Rob Michaelson/NBC Boston
61/75
Rob Michaelson/NBC Boston
62/75
Caitlin Fichtel/NBC Boston
63/75
Caitlin Fichtel/NBC Boston
64/75
Caitlin Fichtel/NBC Boston
65/75
66/75
67/75
68/75
69/75
70/75
71/75
72/75
73/75
Caitlin Fichtel/NBC Boston
74/75
75/75
Jose Sanchez ran with his prosthetic limb and an American flag
Contact Us