2013 Boston Marathon live blog

2013 Boston Marathon live blog

Updates, photos, video and more about the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15.

Two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:50 p.m. The race was diverted before being halted as police and fire crews swept the area. Another device was found, which was purposely detonated by Boston Police at Boylston Street. Another incident at JFK Library, which was thought to be a fourth-related incident, is now being considered as a fire-related issue by the Boston Police Department. >>> This is a developing story. 

-- Boston Police are looking for tips: 617-635-4500 or 1-800-494-TIPS. 

  • Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins the women's division
  • Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia wins the men's division 
  • Tatyana McFadden of the United States wins the women's wheelchair race
  • Japan’s Hiroyuki Yamamoto won the men’s wheelchair race
  • Matt Pepin, Sports Editor 4/5/2013 2:27:42 PM
    Top American marathoner Meb Keflezighi has withdrawn from the 2013 Boston Marathon.
  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/12/2013 5:47:59 PM

    Miroslava Bedo traveled from the Florida Keys to run Boston for the third time. She says she hopes to beat her time from 2012, around 4:11.

  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/12/2013 6:09:03 PM

    Bob Steinberg, 62, of Winnipeg was first in line to pick up his number for the marathon. He said he'd be happiest finishing the race in under 3:55.

  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/12/2013 6:10:39 PM

    Runners entered the expo through the official Adidas/Boston Marathon shop.

  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/12/2013 6:15:11 PM

    Companies like GU, Saucony and New Balance set up for runners to shop around and try samples.

  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/12/2013 6:24:46 PM

    Jay Holder, 29, Lauren Holder, 32, and Josh Leech, 31, all of Manhattan, NY. decided on the newest line of Adidas sneakers. Jay Holder is running the marathon while Lauren Holder and Leech will run the BAA 5K on Sunday.

  • florence currier 4/12/2013 6:50:16 PM
    best of luck flo
  • Join @citysports and @adidasUS Saturday for last minute race tips from Coach Terry Shea of the @B_A_A_ ! Details: http://bit.ly/156bJ4p
  • Matt Pepin, Sports Editor 4/13/2013 12:56:14 PM

    Race setup in progress at Copley

  • Matt Pepin, Sports Editor 4/13/2013 1:03:08 PM

    Finish line setup well under way

  • Youth runners lined up on Boylston Street for the 2013 B.A.A. Relay Challenge during Boston Marathon Weekend. http://fb.me/2tMl7JTVN
  • Defending #BostonMarathon champ Wesley Korir received his race bib at the champions breakfast this morning.
  • Setup continues Saturday at the #BostonMarathon finish line. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHvxT2ECQAA5T63.jpg

  • Check out @BostonDotCom's photo gallery of #BostonMarathon weekend scenes. http://bo.st/ZVAQWE
  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/14/2013 10:58:15 AM
    Today, the BAA will host their annual 5K and Invitational Mile competitions. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the Invitational will begin with the middle school 1,000 meter division at 9:30, followed by the Scholastic Mile at 9:50 and the Professional Mile at 10:05 a.m.
  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/14/2013 11:08:22 AM

    Copley Square is cool, bright and full of excited runners this morning.

  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/14/2013 11:18:26 AM

    Hanging the official finish line time clock. It looks heavy.

  • RT @jonnydoughnuts: Thanks @NBBackBay the #MidnightRun was awesome! @meesh_ball http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHyZIv-CEAEmMcv.jpg

  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/14/2013 11:24:18 AM

    The trophy table is set up and ready. There is over $14,000 up for grabs for the Invitational Mile.

  • Marie Torto is live blogging the BAA 5K and mile races this morning on @BostonDotCom's #Boston Marathon live blog http://bo.st/YuoKBY
  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/14/2013 11:58:36 AM
    2 minutes before the wheelchair start. The open start will begin two minutes after.
  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/14/2013 12:02:45 PM
    They're off! The BAA 5K has begun. We approximate around 12 minutes before the leaders cross the finish line.
  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/14/2013 12:08:02 PM
    The first mile was completed in 00:04:24.
  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/14/2013 12:15:02 PM

    First wheelchair winner.

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  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:29:07 AM
    So glad I brought my gloves!
  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:29:56 AM

    Just a snippet of a few lines. More video to come.

  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:30:25 AM

    Check out the main line along Tremont. It just keeps going, and going, and going.

  • #BostonMarathon check in for 2010 @jhboston26 champ Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH4s1QaCQAAxchB.jpg

  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/15/2013 10:34:00 AM

    It all starts here!

  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:35:05 AM

    Yes, those are all people. Hello, Marathon runners.

  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:36:25 AM

    It's a chilly morning downtown!

  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:37:51 AM

    The northeastern edge of the Common is loaded as well. Not a spec of sidewalk left unoccupied along Tremont.

  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:38:49 AM

    Sleepy Mass. State House and a smattering of Marathoners.

  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/15/2013 10:39:29 AM

    Danny Sullivan, 17, from Lynn, Mass. is doing the whole marathon on stilts to raise money for Shriners Hospital. His inspiration? "My uncle was a clown and he tried to do it last year but it was too hot!"

  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:45:43 AM

    A look down at Park St. T stop. And you thought rush hour was busy!

  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:47:24 AM

    Another shot from the top of the Common.

  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/15/2013 10:48:35 AM

    Cars can still drive across the starting line now but roads will close at 7 a.m.

  • Good luck @JKbalise! RT @jkbalise: Runners are heading to the buses in Boston Common. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH4wqMICcAEtCOx.jpg

  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:53:14 AM
  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:53:29 AM

    The buses are rolling out, locked and loaded! Plenty of runners still waiting for transport.

  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:54:44 AM

    As full buses pull out, a new league of empty ones pull in. This is a well-oiled machine. #allaboard

  • Marie Torto, Boston.com 4/15/2013 10:55:26 AM

    5 minutes until we go live with Steve Silva from the starting line in Hopkington.

  • Emily Wright, A&E producer 4/15/2013 10:58:56 AM

    More love for the buses!

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