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Published: Tue, April 19, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Boston Marathon 2016: Updates and race results

Boston Marathon 2016: Updates and race results

This year, the course will have added measures in the form of more surveillance cameras and anti-drone technology.

The pace picked up by 25K, which the leaders reached in 1:29:10.

McFadden was born in Russian Federation and adopted by an American woman as a small child. Desisa, from Ethiopia, has won two of the last three Boston Marathons. He and Ethiopian Lemi Berhanu Hayle led the lead pack by 14 seconds through the Newton hills, moving at a scorching pace. The 30-year-old edged second place, Ernst Van Dyk, of South Africa, and Australian Kurt Fearnley, who was third.

The top three finished within a second of each other. The gap grew larger over the final mile and Baysa turned onto Boylston Street all alone.

"I was feeling my own strength", the 29-year-old Baysa said afterward through an interpreter. Gibb served as the grand marshal this year, riding down Boylston Street in a sports vehicle before breaking a ceremonial finish-line tape.

It was the third running of the race since a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers killed three people and injured more than 260 with a finish-line bombing attack. Race organizers said last week they would now acknowledge her accomplishments as part of the "Pioneer Era".

So, it was a handsome day in Boston, with temperatures hitting the 70 degrees mark, which was comfortable for the runners and 500,000 plus spectators on hand enjoying their day in the sun.

Defending champion Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, leads the women's field.

All three U.S. Olympic Team members are sitting out Boston. They include Desi Linden, who was fourth a year ago, and Shalane Flanagan, who was ninth.

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Both are crowd favorites looking to repeat their 2015 victories.

Mark Wahlberg as a Boston Police officer shooting a scene for Patriots Day at the Boston Marathon finish line
Mark Wahlberg as a Boston Police officer shooting a scene for Patriots’ Day at the Boston Marathon finish line

"It's always been a dream of mine to run Boston", said David Harris, 42, of Atlanta while stretching before the race near the starting line in the Boston suburb of Hopkinton, as early divisions of racers took off.

Adrianne Haslet and Patrick Downes both lost legs in the attacks.

Monday's race is the 120th and the 48th consecutive Boston Marathon to fall on a Monday, according to organizers.

Downes and Haslet both were running to raise money for people with physical disabilities.

The Boston Athletic Association and AT&T have also set up an official Boston Marathon App, which is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores.

Spectators lined the course and said they were there to enjoy the day and support the runners.

Switzerland's Marcel Hug won the men's push rim competition by less than a second in the most exciting finish ever seen in the wheelchair race.

Handcycles, 9:22 a.m.

Haslet-Davis first acquired the blade she will wield for the marathon to help her dance but after some difficulties on the floor, she found a different use for it.

The U.S. Olympic marathon trials were in February in Los Angeles.

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