Boston Marathon 2018 Finish Line Photos

Check out the thousands of runners (and raindrops) who flooded Boylston Street.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Chilly temperatures and a constant downpour did little to weaken morale at the marathon this year, with rain-soaked runners skipping, hopping, and jumping over the finish line.

They did finish significantly slower than in previous years, however. Desiree Linden, who became the first American woman to win the marathon in 33 years, clocked in with a winning time that ranks as the slowest for women in 40 years.

Yuki Kawauchi of Japan seized first place for men’s elite, bypassing defending champ Geoffrey Kirui in the last two miles of the race. Tatyana McFadden won for the fifth time in the women’s push rim wheelchair division, while Marcel Hug secured his fourth consecutive victory in the men’s push rim wheelchair division. (See the complete list of winners here.)

An hours-long flood of runners followed, making their way down Boylston Street as raindrops pelted their plastic ponchos. You can read more about how the day unfolded in our live blog.

Check out scenes from the finish line of the 2018 Boston Marathon below.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Desiree Linden is the first American woman to win the marathon since 1985.

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Tom Davis won the men’s handcycles race once again, with a time 20 minutes slower than last year.

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Tatyana McFadden clocked in at 2:04:09, the slowest win in 30 years.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Men’s champion Yuki Kawauchi called the day’s wind and rain “the best conditions possible.”

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Carlos Arredondo crossed the finish line wearing his signature cowboy hat.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis