26 photos that capture the glory, sweat, and tears of the Boston Marathon finish line

Boylston Street is home to one of the most storied finish lines in the marathon world. Today's finishers did not hold back while crossing it.

Women’s wheelchair winner Manuela Schar reacts before crossing the finish line. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Women’s winner Worknesh Degefa kisses the ground after crossing the finish line. —Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Men’s winner Lawrence Cherono breaks the tape seconds before second-place finisher Lelisa Desisa. — John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Cherono drops to his knees after winning the 123rd Boston Marathon. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Desisa is comforted after he crossed the finish line. —The Boston Globe
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Daniel Romanchuk breaks the tape. —John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
Desiree Linden waves as she makes her way down Boylston Street. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Joan Benoit Samuelson after finishing. —Winslow Townson / The Associated Press
Lindsay Flanagan goes for a high five as she makes her way down Boylston Street. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Runners celebrate as they approach the finish line. —AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Rodrigo Alves, of Brazil, reacts after crossing the finish line. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Runners carry another runner down Boylston Street. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Johao Certuche Villada, of Colombia, reacts as he crosses the finish line. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Chelsea Holt, of Broomfield, Colo., is carried to the finish line. —AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Runners finish the 123rd Boston Marathon. —AP Photo/Winslow Townson
Micah Herndon, of Tallmadge, Ohio, crawls over the finish line. —AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Ken Bereski, of Boston, wipes paint from his eyes after crossing the finish line. He painted his body in the colors of Boston College, his alma mater, and ran for the Martin Richard foundation. —John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Richard Reinhardt, left, of Columbia, Maryland, Nicholas Haddow, second from left, of Calgary, Canada, and Brian Prendergast, right, of Brick, N.J., help Matthew Harpin, of Marietta, Ga., as they approach the finish line. —Winslow Townson / The Associated Press
Runners react after completing the Boston Marathon. —John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Exhausted runners pause under the photo bridge. —John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
A runner points to his shirt after crossing the finish. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Tedy Bruschi
Tedy Bruschi crosses the finish. —Photo by John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
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Former Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans gets a fist bump after crossing the finish. —Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
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Runners embrace after crossing the finish. —Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
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Runners race to the finish line in the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019. —Charles Krupa / The Associated Press
A runner gets her medal after crossing the finish. —John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
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