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More than 35,000 runners and nearly half a million spectators turned out for the 118th annual Boston Marathon today. Despite last year's bombings at the finish line, top athletes from 91 countries convened in Boston again this year. Family, friends and well-wishers—undeterred by last year's tragedy—lined the 26.2 mile route from Hopkinton to Boston to cheer and document the event.
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, with a time of 2:18:57, took first in the women's category. With a time of 28:37, Meb Keflezighi took first place among men, the first American to do so since 1983.
For more photos and videos from the 2014 Boston Marathon, browse the #bostonmarathon and #bostonstrong hashtags and tap the blue location text above.
Photo by @lexianczok
Every Monday we share some of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project submissions on our blog at blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to @andrewkuttler, @nicklesh, @olgapdrn, @emiliebeet, @aaronglewis, @wallets246, @syuhaidazain, @gregfoster and @crisam who all had featured submissions for #WHPtypeinthewild !
In India, 17-year-old Rajyanti dreams of going to school and becoming a doctor, but lives in a country where millions of girls are married before the age of 18. She successfully resisted her early marriage and told her story to photographer Stephanie Sinclair (@stephsinclairpix), who has spent more than a decade documenting the abuse of women and girls around the world.
Stephanie’s project, Too Young to Wed (@tooyoungtowed), joins the UK's Department for International Development (@dfid_uk) at the first Girl Summit (@girlsummit) in London. "I wanted to make sure that we got these images and stories in front of diplomats and policy makers who could enforce laws and support programs to provide more protection for these girls," she says. "I was sure if the rest of the world understood their lives as I had come to, real change wouldn’t be far behind." To learn more about the stories behind the pictures, follow @stephsinclairpix.
Photo by @stephsinclairpix
★★★ IG_HAITI ★★★ «Photography by: @royaloasisht
«Location: Petion-Ville, Haiti.
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Graphic designer Hazzy Lin (@hazzyboom) is a self-described “sneaker head.” Living in Taipei, Hazzy combines his love for street wear with his talent for illustration to create some of the most imaginative collections of sneaker art on Instagram.
His first sketch of a mutant shoe-creature was a monster inspired by a pair of Nike Air SB Jordans. The response from his followers encouraged him to continue experimenting, leading to more elaborate designs like his Reebok Pump with the face of an attacking dog, the fins of a shark and the body of a high-top.
Hazzy's success for creating fantastical sneaker transformations has led him to start his own graphic design operation. When he needs a bit of inspiration, Hazzy scrolls through all his favorite Instagram accounts to see the latest creative trends in sneaker art.
For more of Hazzy's sneaker creatures, follow @hazzyboom.
Photo by @hazzyboom