Recapping the Boston Marathon

Around 27,000 runners from across the world are participating in the 116th Boston Marathon today! The runners will have to endure much hotter weather than usual. Forecasters are predicting temperatures to hit 86 F (30.5 C) by early afternoon.

We will be updating this post throughout the day with interesting and notable #bostonmarathon tweets. We wish all the runners good luck!!

We have a new world record for the wheelchair division!

The heat was too much for last years champion, Geoffrey Mutai, who has dropped out due to cramping.

Wesley Korir wins the Men’s division of the 2012 Boston Marathon.

Sharon Cherop has won the Women’s division.

Congratulations to the winners!!!

As expected, thousands dropped out of the marathon due to the heat.

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