2013 Boston Marathon

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The 2013 Boston Marathon took place in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday April 15, 2013.wikipedia
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Boston Marathon

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It was the 117th edition of the mass-participation Boston Marathon.
On April 15, 2013, the Boston Marathon was still in progress at 2:49 p.m. EDT (nearly three hours after the winner crossed the finish line), when two homemade bombs were set off about 200 yd apart on Boylston Street, in approximately the last 225 yd of the course.

Lelisa Desisa

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Lelisa Desisa won the men's division with a time of 2:10:22.
Three months later, in the 2013 Boston Marathon, he took the victory in a time of 2:10:22.

Rita Jeptoo

Rita Jeptoo won the women's division with a time of 2:26:25.
In 2013, she won both the Boston Marathon in a time of 2:26:25, and the Chicago Marathon in a time of 2:19:57 (personal best).

Meseret Hailu

She finished 33 seconds ahead of Ethiopia's Meseret Hailu, who took second place.
Hailu finished second behind Rita Jeptoo at the 2013 Boston Marathon, a performance that earned her selection to Ethiopian team to contest the marathon at the 2013 world championships.

Dickson Chumba

He placed seventh at the 2013 Boston Marathon and then came eighth at the Amsterdam Marathon in October.

Hiroyuki Yamamoto (wheelchair racer)

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Hiroyuki Yamamoto of Japan won the men's wheelchair race, beating out nine-time champion Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa by 39 seconds.
He won the 2013 Boston Marathon's Wheelchair Men's portion, with a time of 1:25:33.

Kara Goucher

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She returned to the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15, placing 6th with a time of 2:28:11.

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The 2013 Boston Marathon took place in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday April 15, 2013.
On April 15, 2013, two Chechen Islamist brothers detonated a pair of bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring roughly 264.

2014 Boston Marathon

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After the bombings that took place during the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring over 260, police vowed to institute additional security measures—including bag checks and additional barriers—while maintaining a friendly, happy atmosphere.

Boston Athletic Association

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Organized by the Boston Athletic Association, it was the second of the World Marathon Majors series to be held in 2013.

World Marathon Majors

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Organized by the Boston Athletic Association, it was the second of the World Marathon Majors series to be held in 2013.

Boston Marathon bombing

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The event was disrupted by a terrorist attack in which two consecutive explosions on the sidewalk near the finish line killed three spectators and injured 264 other people.
The 117th annual Boston Marathon was run on Patriots' Day, April 15, 2013.

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After 26 seconds of silence to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the marathon got underway with 52 wheelchair competitors leaving Hopkinton at 9:17 am EDT.

Micah Kogo

His time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 22 seconds was five seconds ahead of second-place finisher, Kenya's Micah Kogo.

Sharon Cherop

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Defending champion Sharon Cherop of Kenya took third, 36 seconds off the lead.