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The Boston Marathon finishing line scene on Boylston Street

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  April 18, 2011 08:28 PM

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Once the elite runners have crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon, it's time for the rest of the field to have their moment in the sun, and enjoy a little fun.

The video embedded above captures today's scene on Boylston Street, which included everyone from the US Army to the Solo Cup guys.

Glen Raines, from San Diego ran the race as a caveman... barefoot. "It was awesome, I felt so good the entire time," Raines said after he finished. "It was the best race, worked the crowds, the crowds in Boston are amazing."

Jeff Bennett, from Coppell, Texas ran the race in a gorilla suit. "It was a good day for it," he said after he crossed the finish line. "A little bit of wind out there kept me cool."

Firefighter James Gefke, from Milwaukee, Wis., ran the race in his work gear and joined a host of enthusiastic finishers. "I felt pretty good until 22 [miles], starting losing fluids," he said. "Mentally and [my] cardiovascular I feel great, but my legs started locking up."

Richard Webster, from Boston, ran the marathon dressed as Robin. He said Batman was "a slacker" that took the day off.

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Look for updates, news, analysis and commentary from the following.
  • Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
  • Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
  • Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes

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