A Thousand Words: Marathon sweeps through Back Bay

The top male runner, Lemi Berhanu Hayle, finished with a time of 2:12:45—a pace of 5:04 minutes per mile. Photo: Siobhan Kenneally

The top male runner, Lemi Berhanu Hayle, finished with a time of 2:12:45—a pace of 5:04 minutes per mile. Photo: Siobhan Kenneally

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By Brittany Abuhoff and Siobhan Kenneally 

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  • Physically challanged athletes competed in multiple divisions: the Blind / Visually Impaired Division, Mobility Impaired Program, Hand Cycle Program, and Duo Team. Photo: Siobhan Kenneally

  • Spectators cheer on athletes on Hereford Street. Photo: Siobhan Kenneally

  • Security personnel lined the course of the Boston Marathon and inspected the bags of all spectators. Photo: Siobhan Kenneally

  • Fans awaited athletes at mile 26 on Boylston Street near Copley Square. Photo: Siobhan Kenneally

  • The top female runner, Atsede Baysa, finished with a time of 2:29:19—a pace of 5:42 minutes per mile. Photo: Siobhan Kenneally

  • The top male runner, Lemi Berhanu Hayle, finished with a time of 2:12:45—a pace of 5:04 minutes per mile. Photo: Siobhan Kenneally