Meb Keflezighi held off a charge from Wilson Chebet to become the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 in Monday’s 118th running of the historic race.

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Let's get this out of the way: No one cares that I'm running the 118th Boston Marathon today.



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Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman joined Dennis & Callahan on Thursday to discuss his book “Stronger”€ and the upcoming race. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

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Boston resident Kevin “Kayvon” Edson was arraigned Wednesday in Boston Municipal Court and charged with possession of a hoax explosive for allegedly dropping a backpack with a rice cooker containing confetti at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Tuesday. The 25-year-old pleaded not guilty.

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A 25-year-old Boston man was taken into custody at the Boston Marathon finish line and will be charged with possession of a hoax device after police blew up two backpacks Tuesday night, according to multiple reports.

Hours after ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the man dropped a backpack that he later said contained a rice cooker, authorities said.

According to the Boston Police Dept., the area around the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street has been cordoned off after police discovered suspicious backpacks.

According to WBZ-TV, a man was seen with one of the backpacks, yelling “Boston Strong,” just prior to the area was evacuated. The report also states the man was barefoot and wore a long black veil.

The Copley Station Green Line has been closed while an investigation of the scene is taken place.