2018 Boston Marathon

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2018 Boston Marathon
Desiree Linden.jpg Yuki Kawauchi.jpg
VenueBoston, Massachusetts, United States
DatesApril 16, 2018
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The 2018 Boston Marathon was the 122nd running of the Boston Athletic Association's Boston Marathon. It took place on Monday, April 16, 2018 (Patriots' Day in Massachusetts).[1] Yuki Kawauchi won the men's foot race in 2:15:58 and Desiree Linden won the women's foot race in 2:39:54 The previous year's times were 2:09:37 and 2:21:52, respectively, reflecting the difficult running conditions this year. Wheelchair winners were Marcel Hug, 1:46:26, and Tatyana McFadden, 2:04:39.

Lead women near halfway point of Boston Marathon 2018 during an especially hard down pour. The woman's winner, Desiree Linden, wearing black with a large green stripe, is on the right of the pair of runners behind the lead pack.


The event ran along the same winding course the Marathon has followed for many decades ‍—‌26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km) of roads and city streets, starting in Hopkinton and passing through six Massachusetts cities and towns, to the finish line beside the Boston Public Library, on Boylston Street in Boston's Copley Square.[2] There was rain and hail throughout the day, heavy at times, with temperatures in the 40's F and gusty winds.[3]

Course map, Hopkinton (left) to Boston


Results reported by the Boston Globe,[4] and the BAA.[5]

Elite Men
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Yuki Kawauchi  Japan 2:15:58
2 Geoffrey Kirui  Kenya 2:18:23
3 Shadrack Biwott  United States 2:18:35
Elite Women
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Desiree Linden  United States 2:39:54
2 Sarah Sellers  United States 2:44:04
3 Krista DuChene  Canada 2:44:20


Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Marcel Hug   Switzerland 1:46:26
2 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:47:14
3 Daniel Romanchuk  United States 1:50:39
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Tatyana McFadden  United States 2:04:39
2 Susannah Scaroni  United States 2:20:01
3 Sandra Graf   Switzerland 2:26:32


  1. ^ "2018 Boston Marathon Schedule of Events". www.baa.org. Archived from the original on 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  2. ^ "Boston Marathon Course map". Boston Athletic Association. Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Is this the worst weather ever at the Boston Marathon? We took a look back at the most miserable years - The Boston Globe". bostonglobe.com.
  4. ^ "Boston Marathon Top Finishers".
  5. ^ "Top Finishers - Boston Athletic Association - BAA.org". raceday.baa.org. Archived from the original on 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2018-04-17.

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