With water-logged socks, low body temperatures and unrivaled dedication, 29,978 runners completed the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18.
During one of the coldest races in three decades, over 2,500 runners visited medical tents after battling wind chills in the high 20s and freezing rain. Spectators watched under umbrellas as their loved ones dodged puddles for hours on end.
Despite the grueling conditions, history was made among the elite athletes. Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Marathon since 1985, while Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi won the country’s first title since 1987. Congratulations runners.