Ever since Marcel Hug snapped the blue ribbon at approximately 11:45 a.m. Monday morning, photos of athletes completing the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon have been rolling in. And they. Are. Glorious.
Hug finished first in the men’s wheelchair division with an official time of 1:24:01. It was his second consecutive Boston Marathon win.
This runner skipped down Boylston Street after finishing the race.
Manuel Cabral of Canada knelt over a flag of Portugal after crossing the finish line.
Two marathoners helped their fellow runner make it to the very end—and, in doing so, captured the spirit of the Boston Marathon.
Lucas Carr, of Boston, clutched an American Flag as he finished the race in Copley Square.
Twenty years ago, when Uta Pippig completed the Boston Marathon in 1996, she became the first woman to win three consecutive Bostons. This year, she completed the Marathon with just as much pride.
One of the Marathon’s military runners did push-ups at the Finish Line. After running more than 26 miles. In uniform.
This photo screams triumph.
And behold, victory in one photo: Men’s winner Lemi Berhanu Hayle jumped for joy after completing the race in a mere two hours and 12 minutes. You’d jump, too. If you had the energy.
Photos: Scenes from the 2016 Boston Marathon