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.
With an official time of 2:39:54, Desiree 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.
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.
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 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.
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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