Boston Marathon

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.

Women’s winner Worknesh Degefa kisses the ground after crossing the finish line.

Men’s winner Lawrence Cherono breaks the tape seconds before second-place finisher Lelisa Desisa.

Cherono drops to his knees after winning the 123rd Boston Marathon.

Desisa is comforted after he crossed the finish line.

Daniel Romanchuk

Daniel Romanchuk breaks the tape.


Desiree Linden waves as she makes her way down Boylston Street.

Joan Benoit Samuelson after finishing.

Lindsay Flanagan goes for a high five as she makes her way down Boylston Street.

Runners celebrate as they approach the finish line.

Rodrigo Alves, of Brazil, reacts after crossing the finish line.

Runners carry another runner down Boylston Street.

Johao Certuche Villada, of Colombia, reacts as he crosses the finish line.

Chelsea Holt, of Broomfield, Colo., is carried to the finish line.

Runners finish the 123rd Boston Marathon.

Micah Herndon, of Tallmadge, Ohio, crawls over the finish line.

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.


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.

Runners react after completing the Boston Marathon.

Exhausted runners pause under the photo bridge.

A runner points to his shirt after crossing the finish.

Tedy Bruschi

Tedy Bruschi crosses the finish.

Bill Evans

Former Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans gets a fist bump after crossing the finish.

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Runners embrace after crossing the finish.

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Runners race to the finish line in the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019.

A runner gets her medal after crossing the finish.