After the Fourth of July, Marathon Monday is the most festive day in Boston. People turn out all along the marathon route to cheer on over 22,000 runners, to grill in their front lawns, and to celebrate the Red Sox’s hometown win.
The top three women pass near my home; from left to right they placed first, third, and second.
Robert Cheruiyot decides he has plenty of room to spare on his way to beating the course record by one second.
Somewhere behind Cheruiyot is Miles Coleman, a friend from South Carolina. Go Miles!
For more on the marathon, see the official site, where you can look up individual runners and see the course map. Wanna see the whole course from a runner’s eye view in about four minutes? Check out this video by the folks at Boston.com.