Boston Marathon

These Boston Marathon finish line photos are glorious and emotional

A jubilant runner crosses the finish line almost four and a half hours into the marathon. John Tlumacki/Globe staff

It’s been a few hours since the first competitors crossed the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon, and since then, thousands of runners have found triumphant finishes to their 26.2-mile journey to Boylston Street.

From elation to agony, a range of emotions are on display as the runners cross the line. One thing they have in common? All are now 2017 Boston Marathon finishers.

Michael Law, of Britain, bows to the ground after finishing the 121st Boston Marathon.

A runner is carried across the finish line by fellow marathoners.


Yuichiro Hidaka, of Wyoming, leaps in the air before crossing the finish line.

Bibo Gao is helped across the finish line by an EMS officer and a fellow runner.

2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivor Patrick Downes, left, finishes in the handcycle division.

Aaron Naft, of Somerville, is greeted with an embrace at the finish line.

Lydia Ouellette, reacts after crossing the finish line.

Colleen Hansen triumphantly threw her arms out as she crossed the finish line in front of Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.

Michael Baumann jumps in the air as he crosses the finish line.

Jose Sanchez, of Texas, carries the United States flag across the finish line.

Meb Keflezighi takes a bow after crossing the finish line in his last competitive Boston Marathon.

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