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Boston Marathon winner Rotich to get Santa Fe parade

SANTA, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe is holding a parade for a Santa Fe resident who won the Boston Marathon.

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No place for world’s top marathon in 2024 Boston Olympics

Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, leads the pack through Hopkinton, Mass., en route to a win in the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — No sport is more connected to Olympic history than the marathon, and no marathon is more iconic than the Boston race that has been testing and torturing distance runners for 119 years.

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Venezuelan man the last to finish Boston Marathon

Maickel Melamed, of Venezuela, the last participant to finish this year's Boston Marathon, speaks after receiving a medal from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh during a ceremony, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Boston. Melamed, 39, has a form of muscular dystrophy which severely impairs his mobility. He crossed the finish line about 20 hours after he started. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

BOSTON (AP) — A Venezuelan man with muscular dystrophy was honored at City Hall on Tuesday after enduring about 20 hours of sometimes drenching rain, wind and cold to complete the Boston Marathon in the early morning hours.

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Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa ran through the rain to earn a second Boston Marathon victory and his first chance to enjoy it.

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2 years after bombings, a festive Boston Marathon mood

Dustin Hicks, right, of Temple Terrace, Fla., proposes to Laura Bowerman after crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. Bowerman accepted the proposal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon, two years after pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line and shattered one of sports’ most cherished events.

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