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A couple of happy runners cross the finish line at the 114th Boston Marathon. (Jim Davis / Globe Staff) A couple of happy runners cross the finish line at the 114th Boston Marathon.

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Faces in the crowdFaces in the crowd
The marathon brought out everyone from elite runners to regular folks, as well as families, friends and spectators.
Pain, determinationPain, determination
The persistence and agony of Boston Marathon runners are captured here, often in their rawest form.
Costume capersCostume capers
The Boston Marathon always seems to attract a colorful following. Here are some of the costumed attractions.

2010 race coverage

The Men's Race
Cheruiyot shatters course record

Cheruiyot shatters course record

Robert “The Younger’’ Cheruiyot hasn’t been at this blistered business all that long, but he knew one thing. Stay close to the man in the golden singlet. (By John Powers, Boston Globe)
The Women's Race
Erkesso holds her ground in win

Erkesso holds her ground in win

With the finish line in sight, Teyba Erkesso kept glancing over her right shoulder. She was worried. Her nearly 90-second lead had dwindled. (By Shira Springer, Boston Globe)
American men
Hall plenty fast, but not fast enough

Hall plenty fast, but not fast enough

It wasn’t what he saw in front of him that convinced Ryan Hall his chance at becoming the first US male to win the marathon since 1983 would have to wait at least another year. Instead, he looked to the sky. (By Michael Whitmer, Boston Globe)
Runners all scored (except at Fenway)

Runners all scored (except at Fenway)

Early in the afternoon, there were thousands of people running toward Kenmore Square, their faces twisted, their pain obvious at the end of an excruciating ordeal. Some needed medical treatment. (By Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe)