Boston Marathon

26 photos showing the pure joy and utter exhaustion at the 2021 Boston Marathon finish line

The smiles, cheers, and tears on Boylston Street on Marathon Monday.

Karl Hebert of Canada reacts after crossing the finish line. – Credit: Maddie Malhotra / Getty Images
Jeffrey Chalmers and Andre Travis cross the finish line. Credit: Maddie Malhotra / Getty Images
A runner kneels down to kiss the finish line. – Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Rajesh Durbal of Palm Coast, Florida, raises his fist as he crosses the finish line. – Credit: Winslow Townson / AP
A runner is helped into a wheelchair after crossing the finish line. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Martin Mcnish celebrates finishing the marathon. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
George Totonchy celebrates finishing the marathon. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Eric Fishman savors his achievement after crossing the finish line. – Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Fatima Garduño reacts after crossing the finish line. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Michael Porter rolls across the finish line. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi/ The Boston Globe
Richard Langdeaux carried a Rosebud Sioux Tribe flag as he crossed the finish line on Indigenous Peoples Day. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Peter Keating of Copley, Ohio, crossing the finish line. – Credit: Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Lindsay Smith of Chicopee puts his arms out as he comes down Boylston Street to the finish. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Caitlin Mcilwain collapses after crossing the finish line. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Blue Benadum and Luis Carlos Rivero react after crossing the finish line. Credit: Maddie Malhotra / Getty Images
Hiromasa Aono, left, of Arlington and Katsuhiro Togami of Brookline cross the finish line together. Credit: Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe
Men’s wheelchair racer Marcel Hug crosses the finish Line to win the marathon. – Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
A man touches the finish line after kissing his hand. Credit: Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images
Jose Luis Cruz Martinez reacts as he crosses the finish line. Credit: Maddie Meyer / Getty Images
A couple shares a kiss as they cross the finish line. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Dana Bogan smiles while crossing the finish line. Credit: Maddie Meyer / Getty Images
A runner leaps into the air across the finish line. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
A runner takes a selfie with his medal. Credit: Maddie Meyer / Getty Images
Dave Fortier pauses to kneel at the site of the marathon bombing before crossing the finish line. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
Badia Eskandar leaps across the finish line. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
A runner hands back a child after crossing the finish line. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
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