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Rita Jeptoo successfully defends Boston Marathon women’s title, becomes 7th 3-time winner

BOSTON (AP) — Rita Jeptoo successfully defends Boston Marathon women’s title, becomes 7th 3-time winner.

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Van Dyk wins wheelchair race at Boston Marathon

Ernst Van Dyk, of South Africa, breaks the tape to win the men's wheelchair division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Ernst van Dyk of South Africa has won the men’s wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon for a record 10th time.

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Ron McCracken of Dallas pays his respects at a makeshift memorial honoring to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings ahead of Monday's 118th Boston Marathon, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston. McCracken's race last year was cut short due to bombings and Monday's race will mark his 14th year running in the Boston Marathon.  The memorial is where the second of two explosions happened last year near the finish line.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Red Sox remember Boston Marathon victims

Family members of Boston Marathon bombing victim Lu Lingzi walk off the field after announcing "play ball" during ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the bombings before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox held an emotional 20-minute pregame ceremony honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings along with law enforcement officials, medical personnel, runners and race volunteers before Sunday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

In this April 15, 2013, file photo, Shalane Flanagan approaches the finish line to finish fourth in the women's division of the Boston Marathon in Boston. Flanagan is more determined than ever to win the race for her battered hometown. The Marblehead, Mass., native would be the first American winner since 1985. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.

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