2018 Boston Marathon

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2018 Boston Marathon
Desiree Linden.jpg Yuki Kawauchi.jpg
Venue Boston, Massachusetts, United States
DatesApril 16, 2018
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The 2018 Boston Marathon was the 122nd running of the Boston Athletic Association's Boston Marathon. It took place on Monday, April 16, 2018 (Patriots' Day in Massachusetts). [1] Yuki Kawauchi won the men's foot race in 2:15:58 and Desiree Linden won the women's foot race in 2:39:54 The previous year's times were 2:09:37 and 2:21:52, respectively, reflecting the difficult running conditions this year. Wheelchair winners were Marcel Hug, 1:46:26, and Tatyana McFadden, 2:04:39.

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Lead women near halfway point of Boston Marathon 2018 during an especially hard down pour. The woman's winner, Desiree Linden, wearing black with a large green stripe, is on the right of the pair of runners behind the lead pack. Boston Marathon 2018 lead women.jpg
Lead women near halfway point of Boston Marathon 2018 during an especially hard down pour. The woman's winner, Desiree Linden, wearing black with a large green stripe, is on the right of the pair of runners behind the lead pack.

Course

The event ran along the same winding course the Marathon has followed for many decades 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km) of roads and city streets, starting in Hopkinton and passing through six Massachusetts cities and towns, to the finish line beside the Boston Public Library, on Boylston Street in Boston's Copley Square. [2] There was rain and hail throughout the day, heavy at times, with temperatures in the 40s F and gusty winds. [3]

Course map, Hopkinton (left) to Boston Boston Marathon route.png
Course map, Hopkinton (left) to Boston

Results

Results reported by the Boston Globe, [4] and the BAA. [5]

Elite Men
PlaceAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Yuki Kawauchi Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2:15:58
Silver medal icon.svg Geoffrey Kirui Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:18:23
Bronze medal icon.svg Shadrack Biwott Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:18:35
Elite Women
PlaceAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Desiree Linden Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:39:54
Silver medal icon.svg Sarah Sellers Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:44:04
Bronze medal icon.svg Krista DuChene Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2:44:20

Wheelchair

Men
PlaceAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Marcel Hug Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1:46:26
Silver medal icon.svg Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1:47:14
Bronze medal icon.svg Daniel Romanchuk Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:50:39
Women
PlaceAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Tatyana McFadden Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:04:39
Silver medal icon.svg Susannah Scaroni Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:20:01
Bronze medal icon.svg Sandra Graf Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2:26:32
Tatyana McFadden Tatyana Mcfadden2.jpg
Tatyana McFadden
Marcel Hug Marcel Hug Boston Marathon.jpg
Marcel Hug

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References

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  2. "Boston Marathon Course map". Boston Athletic Association. Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
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