Boston Marathon Live Updates: The Race Returns After a Lost Year

ImageLawrence Cherono of Kenya just edged Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia for first place in 2019.
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The world’s biggest marathons were early casualties of the coronavirus pandemic, and they were some of the last vestiges of prepandemic life to return.

In the last 15 days, however, they have come back in force. Berlin in late September, London last weekend, Chicago on Sunday. Tens of thousands of runners trotted through the streets and thousands more cheered them on, celebrating a return to something approaching normalcy.

Now comes the oldest and grandest marathon of all: Boston, which until the pandemic had been run in April of every year since 1897. Organizers last year first…

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