The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon takes place today in the Hub with participants ready to battle some brutal weather. Conditions are expected to be raw at the Elite women's start in Hopkinton at 9:30 a.m. and while temps will climb a bit into the 40s, the rain will not let up by the time the brunt of runners cross the finish line around 2 p.m..
Elite women runners will start at 9:32 a.m. and the elite men will start at 10 a.m.. Elite women runners will cross the finish line in downtown Boston around 11:50 p.m.. Elite men runners are expected to finish around 12:10 p.m..
We will update this page with 2018 runner and wheelchair results. Here is a link to the official Boston Athletic Association website with official results.
American Desiree Linden pulled into the lead late and #GoDesi began trending in Boston. Linden won with an unofficial time of 2:39:51 and became the first American woman to win Boston in a whopping 33 years. Lisa Larsen Weidenbach was the last American to win, claiming glory in 1985.
Linden finished in second by just two seconds seven years ago at Boston, making the 2018 victory even more special. Linden paraded around Boylston Street with the American flag following her victory, looking as though she could run another 26.2.
Japan's Yuki Kawauchi overtook Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui late in the race and won with a time of 2:15:54.
Switzerland's Marcel Hug earned his fourth consecutive win at Boston. Underscoring the wet conditions, he finished with a time of 1:46:26 - the slowest winning time in men's push rim in 31 years.
Maryland's Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair event once again. She won four straight in Boston from 2013-16. The Russia-born McFadden did not race in 2017 because of blood clot issues.