Geoffrey Mutai (John Tlumacki / Globe Staff) Men's winner Geoffrey Mutai broke the tape in world record time, but will have to settle for world's best.



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See a selection of the Boston Globe's best photos from the 115th Boston Marathon by the Globe's photo editors.
Finish line scenesFinish line scenes
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Wellesley rocksWellesley rocks
Runners often get a boost of inspiration when they cross through Wellesley in the marathon.

2011 Headlines

Men's Race
Mutai runs fastest marathon ever

Mutai runs fastest marathon ever

Geoffrey Mutai needed to see for himself this life-altering patch of Massachusetts pavement that he’d grown up dreaming about. In keeping with his profession, he wasted little time. (By Michael Whitmer, Boston Globe)
Women's Race
Caroline Kilel outduels Davila in finish

Caroline Kilel outduels Davila in finish

Making one last surge on Boylston Street, Desiree Davila heard chants of “U-S-A, U-S-A.’’ The sound propelled her toward the finish of the 115th Boston Marathon on legs that had little left. (By Shira Springer, Boston Globe)