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(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)
Faces in the crowd
The marathon brought out everyone from elite runners to regular folks, as well as families, friends and spectators.
The persistence and agony of Boston Marathon runners are captured here, often in their rawest form.
The Boston Marathon always seems to attract a colorful following. Here are some of the costumed attractions.
2010 race coverage
The Men's Race
Robert “The Younger’’ Cheruiyot hasn’t been at this blistered business all that long, but he knew one thing. Stay close to the man in the golden singlet. (By John Powers, Boston Globe)
The Women's Race
With the finish line in sight, Teyba Erkesso kept glancing over her right shoulder. She was worried. Her nearly 90-second lead had dwindled. (By Shira Springer, Boston Globe)
It wasn’t what he saw in front of him that convinced Ryan Hall his chance at becoming the first US male to win the marathon since 1983 would have to wait at least another year. Instead, he looked to the sky. (By Michael Whitmer, Boston Globe)
Early in the afternoon, there were thousands of people running toward Kenmore Square, their faces twisted, their pain obvious at the end of an excruciating ordeal. Some needed medical treatment. (By Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe)