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20 Amazing Photos From the 126th Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon returns to the traditional Patriots’ Day date on Monday, April 18 for the first time since 2019

Tens of thousands of athletes are participating in the 126th running of the Boston Marathon, covering 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston.

The Boston Marathon returns to the traditional Patriots’ Day date on Monday, April 18 for the first time since 2019. This spring, the race is back to featuring a field of around 30,000 athletes, after a dip to about 20,000 in-person competitors in the fall.

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All race participants were required to be fully vaccinated. In addition, masks are required on official buses and in medical tents. Here are photos from the event:

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 18: Evans Chebet of Kenya crosses the finish line to take first place in the professional men's division during the 126th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 18: Evans Chebet of Kenya celebrates on the podium after placing first in the professional men's division during the 126th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Boston, MA - April 18: Peres Jepchirchir winner of the Boston Marathon womens elite race with an official time of 2:21:01 as she crosses the finish line of the 126th Boston Marathon in Boston on April 18, 2022. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Peres Jepchirchir and Evans Chebet hold the victory trophy over the finish line after both took first place in their divisions in the 126th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts on April 18, 2022. - The 26.2 mile course (42.2K) is celebrating 50 years of having an official womens division, and being back to its normal April race date after cancelations and date changes due to the pandemic. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
Boston, MA - April 18: Daniel Romanchuk wins 2022 Boston Marathon men's wheelchair title as he crosses the finish line of the 126th Boston Marathon in Boston on April 18, 2022. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Boston, MA - April 18: Manuela Schr of Switzerland holds the trophy after winning the womens wheelchair race at the 126th Boston Marathon in Boston on April 18, 2022. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Boston, MA - April 18: Daniel Romanchuk winner of the mens wheelchair 2022 Boston Marathon at the finish line of the 126th Boston Marathon in Boston on April 18, 2022. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Boston, MA - Tiffany just had brain surgery in May of 2021. Less than a year later, she finished the Boston Marathon.
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Boston, MA - Victor is originally from Ukraine and ran with a Ukrainian flag. He says he could feel the support “Boston Strong. Ukraine Strong” he said.
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Eight years ago - Chaz lost his sight. Today he completed his second Boston Marathon in 6 months thanks to help from his guides.
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Hopkinton, MA - April 18: A blur of a start at the starting line of the 126th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA on April 18, 2022. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Ashland, MA - Spencer and Penny, who are therapy dogs, are a highlight of the Boston Marathon route, cheering runners on from Ashland.
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Ashland, MA - NBC10 Boston reporter Eli Rosenberg spotted in Ashland as he runs the 126th Boston Marathon.
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Hopkinton, MA - April 18: A wave of runners leaving the starting line of the 126th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA on April 18, 2022. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Hopkinton, MA - April 18: Women prepare for the elite race at the starting line of the 126th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA on April 18, 2022. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Hopkinton, MA - April 18: Handcycle start during the running of the 126th Boston Marathon at the starting line in Hopkinton, MA on April 18, 2022. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Wellesley, MA - April 18: Along the Boston Marathon course at Wellesley College, students put up signs in support of Ukraine before the running of the 126th Boston Marathon at the starting line in Wellesley, MA on April 18, 2022. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Hopkinton, MA - April 18: Wave One start at the starting line of the 126th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA on April 18, 2022. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Hopkinton, MA - April 18: The start of the mens wheelchair race during the 126th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA on April 18, 2022. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Hopkinton, MA - April 18: A volunteer prepares for the runners arrival at the Athletes Village before the running of the 126th Boston Marathon at the starting line in Hopkinton, MA on April 18, 2022. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Hopkinton, MA - April 18: Men's elite start at the starting line of the 126th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA on April 18, 2022. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Police units secure the streets ahead of the 126th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts on April 18, 2022. - The 26.2 mile course (42.2K) is celebrating 50 years of having an official womens division, and being back to its normal April race date after cancelations and date changes due to the pandemic. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Police units secure the streets ahead of the 126th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts on April 18, 2022. - The 26.2 mile course (42.2K) is celebrating 50 years of having an official womens division, and being back to its normal April race date after cancelations and date changes due to the pandemic. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
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