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A Boston sports fan's guide to Amazon Prime Day

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A Boston sports fan's guide to Amazon Prime Day

It's the most wonderful time of the year for online shoppers. On Monday and Tuesday, Amazon Prime members will find exclusive discounts on items. Among those Prime members, assuredly, are many Boston sports fans on the prowl for some deals.

Here are some of our favorite picks for New England fans for this annual shopping holiday:

1. Patriots tailgate tent
$107.99 with 20% Prime Day discount

In the dog days of July, Pats diehards can not only daydream about tailgate season, they can also prepare. This nine-by-nine cover provides 81 square feet of shade and one reviewer raved about how easy it is to assemble. It looks perfect for Sunday afternoon tailgating and, until the NFL season begins, family trips to the beach. 



2. Red Sox helmet desk caddy
$23.18 with 20% Prime Day discount

In The Office, Michael Scott loves to spice up his Dunder Mifflin desk with toys. In New England, regional managers — or anyone with a desk — can decorate their desks, show off their Boston sports pride and organize their pens in one item. The handy desk caddy also has a slot to hold business cards. As Michael Scott once said, "nifty gifty!"

 

3. Boston Bruins logo evolution banner
$18.74

Through the years, the Bruins have sported several different team logos. From the block letters to today's stoked "B," this tasteful banner takes a look at the Original 6 franchise's historic logos. Though it's not technically a Prime Day deal, Prime members still get seven dollars (28%) off the original price. 

4. Patriots officially licensed backpack
$24.06 with 47% Prime Day discount

Amazon is giving Pats fans a massive discount on this sweet backpack. The bag's original listing price is $45 and is officially licensed with the NFL, so we know it's legit. 35 customer reviews gave it a 3.9 out of 5 stars, and one customer called it a "Very nice clean design and quality material. Great gift for anyone at any age."

5. Kyrie Irving mini hoop
$12 with 20% Prime Day discount

Just kidding. Now that Kyrie Irving has ditched Boston for Brooklyn, we're honestly surprised it's not more marked down. Perhaps if you're a Brooklyn Nets fan, this could be an opportunity for a gag gift for your die-hard Celtics friend. 

6. Fenway Park wall art
$35.95 with 22% Prime Day discount

Fenway Park and Boston are inseparable. This 11-by-14 print provides a cool take on the ballpark's relation to the city, as the Boston skyline above Fenway is replaced with a map of Boston. The photo also comes ready to frame. 

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Watch Jimmie Johnson's impressive finish at 2019 Boston Marathon

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Watch Jimmie Johnson's impressive finish at 2019 Boston Marathon

Jimmie Johnson wasn't messing around at the 2019 Boston Marathon.

The seven-time NASCAR Cup champion vowed back in February to not only participate in the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon but complete the 26.2-mile race in under three hours.

Johnson nearly hit his goal Monday, crossing the finish line with an unofficial time of 3 hours, nine minutes and seven seconds.

That's a pace of seven minutes, 13 seconds per mile, a remarkable performance for a NASCAR driver participating in his first marathon ever -- just two days after competing in the Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond.

After Johnson crossed the finish line, former Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi presented the 43-year-old with his medal.

Despite his impressive effort, Johnson still was a good hour behind the men's winner, Kenya's Lawrence Cherono, who defeated Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in a thrilling finish.

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WATCH: Boston Marathon ends with thrilling sprint to the finish

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WATCH: Boston Marathon ends with thrilling sprint to the finish

After a grueling 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston, the Boston Marathon came down to a thrilling sprint to the finish on Boylston Street.

In the end, Lawrence Cherono of Kenya had just enough to edge two-time champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia by two seconds, the third-closest finish in the race's 123-year history.

“It was something amazing,” said Cherono of the race's closest finish since the top two men finished with the same time in 2000. "It was not easy."

In the women's division, Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia cruised to the win, leading for the final 22 miles en route to a 44-second victory over 2017 winner Edna Kiplagat of Kenya. Two Americans — Jordan Hasay and defending champion Des Linden — cracked the top five, finishing in third and fifth place respectively.

“I knew today was going to be a big task to defend,” Linden said on NBCSN. “I had a blast.”

History was made in the men's wheelchair division, with 20-year-old Daniel Romanchuk becoming the youngest Boston winner all-time. Romanchuk, who became the youngest-ever winner of the New York City Marathon in November, also turned in the fastest time by a U.S. wheelchair racer ever in Boston (1:21:36).

Manuela Schär of Switzerland won the women’s wheelchair title for the second time in three years, beating out five-time champ Tatyana McFadden by over seven minutes. Schär now holds the current Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York City and Tokyo Marathon titles.

Men’s Open Division
1. Lawrence Cherono (KEN) — 2:07:57
2. Lelisa Desisa (ETH) — 2:07:59
3. Kenneth Kipkemoi (KEN) — 2:08:07
4. Felix Kandie (KEN) — 2:08:54
5. Geoffrey Kirui (KEN) — 2:08:55
6. Philemon Rono (KEN) — 2:08:57
7. Scott Fauble (USA) — 2:09:09
8. Jared Ward (USA) — 2:09:25
9. Festus Talam (KEN) — 2:09:25
10. Benson Kipruto (KEN) — 2:09:53

Women’s Open Division
1. Worknesh Degefa (ETH) — 2:23:31
2. Edna Kiplagat (KEN) — 2:24:13
3. Jordan Hasay (USA) — 2:25:20
4. Meskerem Assefa (ETH) — 2:25:40
5. Des Linden (USA) — 2:27:00
6. Caroline Rotich (KEN) — 2:28:27
7. Mary Ngugi (KEN) — 2:28:33
8. Biruktayit Eshetu (ETH) — 2:29:10
9. Lindsay Flanagan (USA) — 2:30:07
10. Betsy Saina (KEN) — 2:30:32

Men’s Push Rim Wheelchair
1. Daniel Romanchuk (USA) — 1:21:36
2. Masazumi Soejima (JPN) — 1:24:30
3. Marcel Hug (SUI) — 1:26:49
4. Aaron Pike (USA) — 1:27:09
5. Ernst Van Dyk (RSA) — 1:27:23
6. Kota Hokinoue (JPN) — 1:29:32
7. Jorge Madera (ESP) — 1:29:32
8. Ryuichi Kawamuro (JPN) — 1:29:35
9. Josh Cassidy (CAN) — 1:29:59
10. Hiroki Nishida (JPN) — 1:31:43

Women’s Push Rim Wheelchair
1. Manuela Schär (SUI) — 1:34:19
2. Tatyana McFadden (USA) — 1:41:35
3. Madison De Rozario (AUS) — 1:41:36
4. Eliza Ault-Connell (AUS) — 1:41:46
5. Susannah Scaroni (USA) — 1:42:35
6. Katrina Gerhard (USA) — 1:43:53
7. Christie Dawes (AUS) — 1:47:16
8. Vanessa De Souza (BRA) — 1:47:23
9. Arielle Rausin (USA) — 1:48:12
10. Sandra Graf (SUI) — 1:48:17

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