Paralympic champion David Weir warmed up for Sunday’s London Marathon with fourth place in his inaugural Boston Marathon.
Weir finished in a time of 1:26.17, just over two minutes behind the winner Marcel Hug of Switzerland (1:24.06).
Hug edged out South Africa’s Ernst van Dyk and Australia’s Kurt Fearnley in a sprint finish.
American Tatyana McFadden maintained her dominance to win her fourth women’s title in a row.
Weir will be bidding for a record seventh title in London next weekend but will again be up against Hug, van Dyk and Fearnley in a strong field.
The 36-year-old equalled Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s record of six London victories in 2012, and since then has finished fifth in 2013, was beaten by Hug in 2014 and lost out to Joshua George 12 months ago.