Boston Marathon, 17April2006

The beginning of the hills.

Robert Cheruiyot, new Boston Marathon time record holder (by one second), 2:07:14.
Eventual women's winner, Rita Jeptoo (#5) tucked in behind eventual second place finisher, Jelena Prokopcuka (#2).
Men's Wheelchair winner, and new course record time (1:25:29), Ernst Van Dyk
Women's Wheelchair winner, Edith Hunkeler.
Top U.S. runner, third overall, Meb Keflezighi.
Second U.S. runner, fourth overall, Brian Sell.
Third U.S. runner, fifth overall, Alan Culpepper.
Fourth U.S. runner, seventh overall, Peter Gilmore.
Fifth U.S. runner, tenth overall, Clint Verran.
Top U.S. woman, Emily Levan.
Top Masters' male, Sammy Nyangincha.
Top U.S. Masters' male, David Herr.
Top Masters' female, Madina Biktagirova.
Top U.S. Masters' female, Tere Stouffer.
Second man overall, Benjamin Maiyo.
Second women overall, Jelena Prokopcuka.
Third woman overall, Reiko Tosa.
Visually impaired sub 3 hour runner, Francis Thuo.
More runners at the beginning of the hills.
The bend from Washington Street to Commonwealth Avenue.
The marathon's equivelent to Autumn leaves.
Shuffling madness.
Taking on Gatorade.
Some top NorthEasters (like a good hurricane):
Andrew Boone/ Levi Severson (MA).
John Brown (MA).
Tom Doody (NH).
Carly Graytock (MA).
Stephanie Hodge (NY).
Ryan Lerner (CT).
Michelle Rorke (NY).
Michael Slinskey (NY).
Nothing like a good roll out of bed onto the start line, Hopkinton (MA)'s Keiron Tumbleton.