Boston Marathon 2012 Winners: Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop

Boston Marathon 2012 Winners: Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop. Wesley Korir won the Boston Marathon with an official time of 2:12:40. [] Sharon Cherop won the women’s marathon by seconds with an official time of 2:31:50. [] Wheelchair race winners: Joshua Cassidy finished the men’s race with a time of 1:18:25. Shirley Reilly won the women’s race with a time of 1:37:36. []

Live Minute-by-Minute Boston Marathon Updates. Can’t make it to the race route but want in on all of the action? Check out this live stream of Boston Marathon updates. []

4,000 Skip Boston Marathon Due to Heat, Others Drop Out Mid-Race. [CBS]

Boston Marathon Runners Warned of Scorching Race Day Temps. “This is not a day for personal bests,” said Pierre d’Hemecourt, one of the race’s medical directors. “This is a time to slow down and not take any risks.” []

MIT Gets $1.5 Million for Proposed Center for Art, Science, and Technology. The money, given to MIT by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will fund awards to faculty, researchers, and curators for the development of cross-disciplinary courses, new research, or exhibitions that span the arts, science, and technology. [BusinessWeek]

Here We Go Again: Roger Clemens Perjury Trial. Jury selection begins today. But who can forget the embarrassing end to the last go-round? [WCVB]

Why Massachusetts is a Political Boomtown. “You can say that all governors and senators see themselves as potential presidential contenders,” said Marc Landy, a political science professor at Boston College. “What’s perhaps more surprising is how successful Massachusetts politicians have been in making themselves very serious contenders.” [Fox]