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As the sun rose over the centre of Hopkinton, where the race starts, runners started to filter in early Monday morning, but the most obvious change was the heavy security presence, with state and local police everywhere, even on the rooftops of some buildings.

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Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa wins the men's wheelchair division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Holding the tape is Jennifer Lemmerman, (L), sister of MIT Police officer Sean Collier, who was shot multiple times in his car in an apparent confrontation with bombing suspects days after last year's Boston Marathon bombing.

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Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. reacts after winning the men's division of the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Keflezighi on Monday became the first U.S. male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades, an emotional performance in a city still recovering from last year's fatal bombing attack on the world-renowned race.

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The second wave of runners make their way down Main Street during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

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Military Police operate before the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Some 36,000 athletes will run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday in the first running of the race since last year's bombing attack, with top ranked Kenyan and Ethiopian runners among the second-largest field in the race's history.

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A Middlesex County Sheriff watches as runners pass by during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

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Race fans cheer runners as they start the 118th Boston Marathon Monday in Hopkinton, Mass.

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Race fans from left, Andrew Lembecke, of Chicago, Brandon Petrich of Fargo, N.D, Marlene Youngblood of Louisville, Ky, and Bill Januszewski cheer near the finish line at the 118th Boston Marathon.

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Boston Police officers on bicycles ride across the finish line before the 118th Boston Marathon Monday.

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Marla Fogelman, right, hangs a banner on the second floor over Marathon Sports store, the site of the first bomb blast in 2013, before the start of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday.

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Mobility-impared runners David Abel, left, Juli Windsor, and Scott Rigsby compete in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday in Hopkinton, Mass.

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Wellesley College students cheer as runners compete in the 118th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass.

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Boston Marathon bombing survivors Patrick Downes (L) and Jessica Kensky cross the finish line at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

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Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the women's division of the 118th Boston Marathon.

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Tatyana McFadden (R) of the U.S. shakes hands with Jun Lyu, (L) the father of Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China that was killed in the bombings, as she wins the women's wheelchair division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

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