25 members of the Tufts Marathon Team (TMT) participated yesterday in the 120th Boston Marathon, running in spots allotted by John Hancock Financial Services, the marathon’s principal sponsor.

All photos by Sofie Hecht

4/18/16 – Boston, MA – Friends and family of Tufts Marathon Team runners chalk the course at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April. 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Friends and family of Tufts Marathon Team runners chalk the course at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April 18.

4/18/16 – Natick, MA – Friends and family of Tufts Marathon Team runners cheer at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April. 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Friends and family of Tufts Marathon Team runners cheer at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA.

4/18/16 – Natick, MA –Miriam Gladstone (LA'16) helps Mauri Honickman (LA'16) back onto the course at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Miriam Gladstone (LA’16) helps Mauri Honickman (LA’16) back onto the course at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April 18.

4/18/16 – Natick, MA – Tufts Marathon Team runners Elissa Ladwig (LA'16) and Shoshana Weiner (LA'16) are cheered on by friends and family at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April. 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

4/18/16 – Natick, MA – Tufts Marathon Team runners Elissa Ladwig (LA’16) and Shoshana Weiner (LA’16) are cheered on by friends and family at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April. 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

4/18/16 – Boston, MA – Mother of Tufts Marathon Team runner Eitan Scheinthal (LA'16) holds a sign for runners to tap at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April. 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Mother of Tufts Marathon Team runner Eitan Scheinthal (LA’16) holds a sign for runners to tap at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April 18.

4/18/16 – Natick, MA – Colin Burnett (LA'16) runs past cheering friends at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April. 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Colin Burnett (LA’16) runs past cheering friends at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA.

4/18/16 – Natick, MA – Tufts Marathon Team runner Kyle Backstrom and Tufts Marathon Team coach Donald Megerle embrace at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April. 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Tufts Marathon Team runner Kyle Backstrom and Tufts Marathon Team coach Donald Megerle embrace at Mile 9.

4/18/16 – Natick, MA – Meg Nichols (LA'16) is embraced by friends at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Meg Nichols (LA’16) is embraced by friends at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA.

4/18/16 – Natick, MA – Mauri Honickman (LA'16), Miriam Gladstone (LA'16) and Fletcher student Monica Ruiz run past friends and family at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April. 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Mauri Honickman (LA’16), Miriam Gladstone (LA’16) and Fletcher student Monica Ruiz run past friends and family at Mile 9 of the 2016 Boston Marathon.

4/18/16 – Boston, MA – Pamela Schroeder walks away from the finish of the 2016 Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Pamela Schroeder walks away from the finish of the 2016 Boston Marathon on April 18.

4/18/16 – Boston, MA – Elissa Ladwig (LA'16) and Shoshana Weiner (LA'16) after the finish of the 2016 Boston Marathon on April. 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Elissa Ladwig (LA’16) and Shoshana Weiner (LA’16) embrace after the finish of the 2016 Boston Marathon.

4/18/16 – Boston, MA – A Tufts Marathon Team runner Stacey Lancaster hugs Coach Donald Megerle after the finish of the 2016 Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

A Tufts Marathon Team runner Stacey Lancaster hugs Coach Donald Megerle after the finish of the 2016 Boston Marathon.

4/18/16 – Boston, MA – Shoshana Weiner (LA'16) walks away from the finish of the 2016 Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Shoshana Weiner (LA’16) walks away from the finish of the 2016 Boston Marathon on April 18.

4/18/16 – Boston, MA – Adrian Chu (E'16) embraces Coach Donald Megerle at the finish of the 2016 Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016. (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily) (Sofie Hecht / The Tufts Daily)

Adrian Chu (E’16) embraces Coach Donald Megerle at the finish of the 2016 Boston Marathon on April 18.