Boston Marathon Winners 2018

Here are the top finishers in the men's elite, women's elite, wheelchair, and hand cycle races.

Yuki Kawauchi, of Japan, wins the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. He is the first Japanese man to win the race since 1987. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Photo via AP/Elise Amendola

Men’s Elite

Yuki Kawauchi of Japan topped the elite men’s field at the 2018 Boston Marathon. He broke the tape with an unofficial time of 2:15:54. With less than 2 miles to go, Kawauchi was a full 20 seconds behind Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirui, who went on to finish in second place.

Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., wins the women's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Photo via AP/Charles Krupa

Women’s Elite

With an official time of 2:39:54Desiree Linden of Michigan has won the Boston Marathon. The 34-year-old, two-time Olympian is the first American woman to win the race since 1985. Linden’s winning time is the slowest for women in 40 years.

Women’s Wheelchair Elite

Tatyana McFadden has emerged triumphant in the women’s push rim wheelchair division, with an unofficial time of 2:04:09, the slowest win in 30 years. She had battled back from blood clot issues to compete this year. It’s her fifth victory at Boston, and 22nd World Marathon Majors win, a record for women’s wheelchair athletes.

Men’s Wheelchair Elite

Marcel Hug of Switzerland topped the elite men’s push rim wheelchair field with an unofficial time of 1:46:26. The rain seems to have been a real problem, with the Boston Athletic Association pointing out that this is the slowest finish time in 31 years. This is Hug’s fourth consecutive victory.

Tom Davis, of the United States, celebrates as he wins the handcycle division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston.

Photo via AP/Charles Krupa

Men’s Handcycles

Tom Davis of New York defended his crown and finished first among male handcyclists. His unofficial time of 1:18:41 is almost 20 minutes slower than his winning run last year.

Women’s Handcycles

Vermont’s Alicia Dana took the gold in the women’s handcycle race, with an unofficial time of 1:40:22.

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