I have been lucky to shoot the Boston Marathon from the finishers bridge over the years while covering the event for New England Runner magazine. This year, 2011, was a hot one with a following strong wind which resulted in the world’s quickest marathon time, not a world record because the Boston course does not qualify for a world record, but the word’s best marathon time nevertheless.

The photos below cover not only the elite runners but also the emotional highs and lows further down the field, enjoy!