Photos: The Scene at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

The intensity and emotion of completing the marathon were front-and-center on Boylston Street.

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa Benti wins his very first Boston Marathon with an official time of 2:10:22:

Desis

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

After a quick breather, Desisa poses for the media:

desisa

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

32-year-old Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, crosses the finish line and wins her second Boston Marathon with an official time of 2:26:25. It’s her second time winning the Boston Marathon. Her last Boston Marathon win was back in 2006:

Rita Jeptoo

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Seconds later, Jeptoo falls to her knees to catch her breath:

Rita Jeptoo

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Massachusetts native Shalane Flanagan crosses the finish line in fourth place with an official time of 2:27:08. This was Flanagan’s first time running the Boston Marathon:

Shalane Flanagan

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

After crossing the finish, Flanagan embraces her parents in the crowd:

Shalane Flanagan

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Flanagan and Kara Goucher, American teammates and close friends, embrace after the race:

flanagan and goucher

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Tatyana McFadden crosses the finish line, winning the women’s wheelchair race in 1:45:25:

Tatyana McFadden

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Moments before being crowned, McFadden is flocked by the media:

mcfadden

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Hiroyuki Yamamoto wins the men’s wheelchair division with a time of 1:25:32:

Hiroyuki Yamamoto

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Yamamoto smiles at the crowd after receiving his medal, trophy, and wreath:

Yamamoto

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

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