Relive the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.


12:10 p.m.: Meb Keflezighi makes history, becoming the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 after holding off a late charge from Wilson Chebet. Keflezighi fist-pumped through the final meters before reaching the finish and bursting into tears.

Meb Keflezighi moments after becoming the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since ‘83. (Getty Images)

11:55 a.m.: Rita Jeptoo repeats with a course record time of 2:18:57. It's her third career Boston Marathon title, also winning in 2006. Shalane Flanagan, who lead for the first half of the race, finished seventh with a personal best time.

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo rejoices after winning the Boston Marathon. (Getty Images)

11:35 a.m.: Meb Keflezighi holds a commanding lead, up 15 seconds on Josphat Boit and a minute on the rest of the field at the 18-mile mark of the men's race. Rita Jeptoo, last year's champion, now has the lead on the women's side with about five miles remaining.

11:25 a.m.: Flanagan has faded to sixth at the 20-mile mark, with Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba taking the lead.

11:00 a.m.: The women hit the halfway point a few minutes back with Shalane Flanagan still ahead, and still rolling at a record pace.

Meanwhile, the women's wheelchair race is complete, with American Tatyana McFadden taking the title for the second straight year.

10:40 a.m.: Our first winner! Ernst Van Dyk wins his 10th title in the wheelchair competition.

10:30 a.m.: Flanagan continues to lead the elite women, and her pace is currently a full minute ahead of the course record. Through five miles on the men's side a group of three is in the lead, including American Ryan Hall.

Meanwhile, Ernst Van Dyk has a commanding lead in the wheelchair race. He's in search of his 10th overall title.

9:50 a.m.: The women are out to a blistering pace, at just over five-minute miles fifteen mintes in. Should that keep up records could fall. American Shalene Flanagan has the lead. 

9:20 a.m.: The race started just before 9 a.m. local time, following a moment of silence to honor the victims of last year's bombing attack.

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A beefed-up security presence at this year's race, as millions pack the streets to watch almost 36,000 competitors.

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Runners prepare for the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. (Getty Images)

The 2014 Boston Marathon began Monday morning, and millions gathered in a show of support given the tragic events that occurred a year ago.

The 2013 race was marred by a bombing that killed three and left hundreds injured. Security has been beefed up for this year's event, and the city expects a record turnout.

This page will be updated throughout the day, so follow along as the race unfolds. The elite women's race will begin shortly after 9 a.m. ET, with the elite men starting around 10.

The race kicked off at 8:50 a.m. following a moment of silence.