Mary Ngugi of Kenya, after battling with fellow Kenyan Edna Kiplagat, earned third place in 2:21:40.
Berman, 50, spent three days recovering at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and he thanked the medical professionals there for saving his life.
Hospital staff poured ice on him to try to cool his body temperature down.
The culmination of things that have to occur for a runner to run their perfect race are based on a number of factors, some of which feel out of the athlete's control.
These wreaths, which are made of olive leaves, are placed on the heads of the female and male winners of the competition.
This year, Spencer received a special treat—he was named the official dog of the 126th Boston Marathon.