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A Rapid Recap of the Boston Marathon

It was a stunning Boston Marathon this past Monday. Not only did Americans dominate across the board, with American women claiming 7 of the top 10 spots, and American men taking 6 of the top 10; it also happened to be the five-year anniversary of the Boston bombing. Early in the day there was a moment of silence for the three victims who lost their lives in the bombings and for the one officer who was killed pursuing one of the bombers.

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Yuki Kawauchi of Japan is the new Champion for the men’s event with a time of 2:15:58; Kawauchi became the first Japanese male to win the event since 1987. Desiree Linden was the first American women to win the event since 1985 with a time of 2:33:41.

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Photos Courtesy of Joshua Brown

Article by Jesse Kolodkin