Boston Marathon

Monday morning the roads in town closed down at 7:30 EST so that volunteers would have the chance to get down onto Hopkinton’s main street. The volunteers were busy in their lime green jackets as they were setting up barriers and corrals for the runners. The Boston Marathon is set to start at 9:32 EST.

boston marathonThe Boston Marathon is an annual marathon which is hosted by Boston, Massachusetts. This event is always held on Patriots’ Day which is the third Monday of April.This year there are 27,000 runners. For the first time they will have three waves of starters.

Monday is the 115th edition of the Boston Marathon. Joan Benoit Samuelson will be running in the race this year. She was the first woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal in a marathon. The 53-year-old Maine native will be running in the Elite Women’s group that will have about 67 of the top female marathoners.

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