The 2014 Boston Marathon winners:
Meb Keflezighi (2:08:28)
Rita Jeptoo (2:18:57)
Men’s Wheelchair Division
Ernst van Dyk (1:20:36)
Women’s Wheelchair Division
Tatyana McFadden (1:35:06)
Samuel Spencer (1:18:34)
The crowd at Fenway Park celebrates as Meb Keflezighi is announced on a scoreboard.
American runner Meb Keflezighi wins the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:08:50.
Rita Jeptoo has set a Boston Marathon record with a time of 2:18:57, the eighth fastest marathon time ever.
Jeptoo is now the seventh three-time winner of the Boston Marathon.
Many spectators are heading toward Boylston Street as Rita Jeptoo and Mare Dibiba, leading the Elite Men’s and Women’s divisions, respectively, close in on the the finish line.
Ernst van Dyk, South African six-time Paralympian, has won the men’s wheelchair race for the 10th year in a row.
Tatyana McFadden, a three-time Paralympian, has won the wheelchair race for the women.
The last wave of runners have started the race. There are many runners who were unable to finish last year that are running in the last group.
If Rita Jeptoo continues her current pace, she could set a Boston Marathon record, finishing the marathon in under two and a half hours.
This year’s marathon features a considerably higher police presence.
Along with more than 100 cameras installed along the marathon route, acting as “observation points,” according to the Boston Athletic Association.
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