2014 Boston Marathon
Winning the Boston Marathon is no walk in the park, so there are plenty of perks for the winners.
The record $38.4 million raised on behalf of more than 300 charities nearly doubled the $20 million raised for charity in 2013.
“The one word I have to describe it all – epic,” race director Dave McGillivray told reporters Tuesday at a post-race news conference.
Meb Keflezighi of San Diego, California won the 2014 Boston Marathon Monday with an official time of 2:08:37.
Defending champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the 2014 Boston Marathon Monday with an official time of 2:18:57, a new course record.
Jessica Kensky crossed the 2014 Boston Marathon finish line with a time of 2:14:13, good enough for first place in the small field that was the Women’s Handcycle division.
Ernst Van Dyk and Tatyana McFadden have won the 2014 Boston Marathon Wheelchair Division races.
About 36,000 runners have waited a full year for this day. Now it’s time to finally run the 118th Boston Marathon.
About 600 screaming second and third graders greeted the runners with a rock star-like rally in the school gym.
Streets all along the Boston Marathon route will be closed to traffic on Monday, April 21st. Here’s what you can expect: