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Happy Marathon Day, Boston!

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Best of luck to runners in Boston undertaking the Big-B marathon right now, as I type. May there be many cool breezes. May ‘Hell Hill’ have mercy. May the crowd cheer your names. May the finish line greet you.

To those who have already finished: wow

To those still going: wow

25,000 runners lined up at the starting line this morning.

Robert Cheruiyot won his third consecutive Boston Marathon, becoming the first four-time winner since Bill Rodgers. His time just 33 seconds short of the record he set two years ago- 2:7:46

Dire Tune won on the women’s side, not a bad debut. Unofficial time 2:25:25

Ernst Van Dyk won in the men’s wheelchair race with a time of 1:26:49

You can see the energy in the picture the Boston Globe used of runners stretching pre-race.

UPDATE: It looks like Dire Tune’s unofficial winning time in the Boston Marathon today of 2:25:25 beat out Deena Kastor’s winning time of 2:29:35 at the Olympic trails on Sunday.

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Written by abragoes

April 21, 2008 at 4:37 pm

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