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A recap of the 128th Boston Marathon

History was made in Boston on Marathon Monday.

The Boston Marathon finish line with crowds of people.

The Boston Marathon is the oldest marathon in the world at 128 years.

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Another Marathon Monday has raced by. Let’s take a quick look at the numbers from the 128th running of the Boston Marathon.

  • 29,451 — Participants that entered in Monday’s race, including 16,803 men, 12,595 women, and 53 non-binary entrants
  • 118 — Countries represented in the race field (not to mention all 50 states)
  • 4,464 — Bay Staters that took on the 26.2 miles
  • 9,900 — Volunteers helped make the event happen
  • 168 — Nonprofits that were part of the official charity program
  • $200+ million — The estimated impact on the Greater Boston economy

Who won?
Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia won the men’s title on Monday, completing the course in 2 hours, 6 minutes, and 17 seconds, which is the 10th-fastest time in marathon history. Hellen Obiri won her second straight women’s title, at 2 hours, 22 minutes, and 37 seconds, becoming the sixth woman to win back-to-back titles.

In the wheelchair division, Switzerland’s Marcel Hug broke the course record with his time of 1 hour, 15 minutes, and 33 seconds, which beat the record he set last year. Eden Rainbow Cooper was the first British woman to win the women’s title in either the open or wheelchair divisions, completing the course in 1 hour, 35 minutes, and 11 seconds.

Congratulations to all the marathoners who completed the Boston Marathon. You did it!

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