Boston Marathon memorials are in the works

Kathrine Switzer was 20 years old when she became the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon in 1967.

The 2011 and 2013 world marathon champion took the tape in 2:21:52 after breaking away from the field with around eight miles to go.

Keflezighi will run one more NY marathon before retiring, but said Boston will always be special to him.

Marcel Hug won the wheelchair race for the third time, outpushing 10-time champion Ernst Van Dyk and finishing in 1:18:04 to beat the course record and world best by 21 seconds.

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American Desi Linden was fourth behind Hasay - the first time since 1991 that two US women have finished in the top four.

Hayle gave Ethiopia its first-ever sweep a year ago when he pulled away from countryman and two-time champion (2013, 2015) Lelisa Desisa with about a mile to go to join Baysa on the victory stand.

(AP Photo/Bill Sikes). U.S. distance runners Galen Rupp, left front, Jared Ward, center, and Desiree Linden depart after a Boston Marathon media availability Friday, April 14, 2017, in advance of Monday's race in Boston. But a tailwind gusting up to 30 miles per hour could mean fast times, at least among the elite runners who would finish before the hottest part of the day. Murphy and his network of race sleuths on blog Marathon Investigation identified 15 people who had gained entrance into Boston this year that had no place there, he said.

Security will be high along the course, that begins in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and passes through Boston's suburbs to the finish line on Boylston Street, where a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers in 2013 set off two homemade bombs, killing three people and injuring more than 200.

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The winners' times on the point-to-point Boston course are considered a world best and not a world record because of the possibility of a supportive tailwind like the one on Monday. In the 1960s, several women had completed marathons as bandits, but no woman had actually registered and completed the Boston Marathon until Kathrine Switzer did it in 1967. Switzer has since run 39marathons and started 261 Fearless, a foundation to support women runners.

Mobility impaired athletes - the blind and those with prostheses or other challenges - started at 8:50 a.m. Monday.

Sculptor Pablo Eduardo was chosen unanimously by the families to design the markers that will be placed on the two bombing sites on Boylston Street. Along the way, they were expected to be slowed by temperatures rising into the 70s. They'll be followed at 10 a.m.by the elite men.

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