BOSTON (WWLP) – This year marks 10 years since the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, which claimed three lives and left hundreds of others injured.

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annually held marathon and it featured a field of 30,000 athletes, made up of runners from all 50 states and featuring runners from 121 countries.

For the men, defending champ Evans Chebet crossed the finish line first with a time of 2:05:54. The top American finisher was Scott Fauble with a time of 2:09:44.

For the women, Hellen Obiri came in first with a time of 2:21:38, the fourth fastest winning time in history. This was Obiri’s second marathon she has ever competed in.

Marcel Hug of Switzerland set a new course record in his sixth Boston Marathon men’s wheelchair division win and American Susannah Scaroni claimed gold for the first time in the women’s wheelchair division.

Racers were thrilled to be apart of such a historic day.

“I’m really like overwhelmed, I really enjoyed it, I felt fantastic. The weather wasn’t so cool because of the rain, but I really did it, I was very strong,” said Magdalina Chamorro from Chile.

“Really, really hard. Hardest thing I’ve probably ever done running wise, but also super fun,” said John Green of Georgia.

“Every turn, you hit another group of people just screaming their heads off for you, it was really fun,” said Alyssa Dever of Pennsylvania.

“The roads are unbelievable today even with the weather. It’s like, this is my first time, both of our first times running it and it’s everything you imagine it is,” said Paddy Birch of Canada.

“The energy on the course is unlike any race I’ve run, it just picks you up. I think I set a record for high fiving people today on the course and every time I did it, it picked me up a lot,” said Everett Hackett of Connecticut.

‘Boston Strong’ could be seen everywhere in Boston Monday, as we mark the 10-year anniversary since the Marathon Bombing that took three lives and injured over 200 people.
In honor of this day, bib number 2013 was not awarded to any runner.

Over 9,000 volunteers were there, ready to hand out waters and blankets as runners came in. Some notable runners Monday were Zdeno Chara, Brock Holt and Doug Flutie.

The 2013 bombings continues to shape marathon security planning to this day. The security plan saw representatives from 46 local, state, and federal agencies and organizations stationed at the Boston Marathon Unified Coordination Center. Federal, state, and local partners are all working together to ensure a safe and enjoyable Marathon for all athletes and spectators.

The BAA estimated that around $40 million was raised through fundraising this year.