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They start off in waves. Mobility-impaired athletes first, followed by wheelchairs, and then the elites. Finally the masses of everyone else clog the streets from tiny Hopkinton (population 12,628 as of the 2000 census) all the way to the finish in front of the Boston Public Library on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay. A great, sweaty, conga line of suffering, celebrating humanity. In the 114th running of the Boston Marathon, Robert Cheruiyot set a new course record in the men's race, but ultimately what's important is the bond formed between runners, spectators, and the towns along the route. ( 21 photos total)
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