2008 Boston Marathon
MARATHON WINNERS

Robert K Cheruiyot
2:07:46
Dire Tune
2:25:25
Ernst F. Van Dyk
1:26:49
Wakako Tsuchida
1:48:32

(Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki)The winner of the men's race, Robert Cheruiyot from Kenya, stands with women's winner Dire Tune at the finish line.

Running past
shadow of despair

The symbolism was more significant this year than ever. Robert Cheruiyot wearing the laurel wreath, holding the silver victor's trophy, listening to his national anthem in Copley Square. (Boston Globe, 4/22/08)
MEN'S WINNER

Cheruiyot a hard act to follow

Four-time champ Robert Cheruiyot made it look easy on Marathon Monday. (Boston Globe)
WOMEN'S WINNER

Tune becomes women's Boston Marathon champ in her final steps

In the closest women's finish in Boston history, Ethiopian Dire Tune claimed her first major win. She crossed the finish line, kneeled, and kissed the ground. (Boston Globe)
wheelchairs

Van Dyk, Tsuchida roll to wins

Ernst Van Dyk won his division for the seventh time in eight years, coasting some three minutes ahead of a pack that started at 17 racers and ended with 11. Wakako Tsuchida took the women's event for the second straight year, leading all of four finishers. (Boston Globe)
Armstrong reflects on Boston
LANCE ARMSTRONG

Armstrong reflects on Boston

Lance Armstrong heard different stories about Heartbreak Hill during his training for the Boston Marathon. After finishing it, he said it was as tough as advertised. (Boston Globe)
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Scenes from Marathon Monday
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Kicking it off in Hopkinton
The Start
Kicking it off in Hopkinton
For some, taking a look back was a nice way to get going.
Signs of heartfelt support
heartbreak hill

Signs of heartfelt support

For all the heartbreak at the intersection of Hammond St. and Commonwealth Ave., there was also a lot of love.
One for all
the finish line

One for all

If there is a common thread in the reaction of those who finished the 26.2 miles, it is the praise of the raucous crowd support.
Kastor prevails
women's olympic trials
Kastor prevails
With the bells of Old South Church heralding her approach to the finish line, Deena Kastor won the US Women's Olympic Marathon Trials.  Photos

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