Marathon Monday! 122nd Boston Marathon underway

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The 122nd annual Boston Marathon is underway.

More than 30,000 athletes from across the world are getting ready to participate in this year’s Boston Marathon.

You can check a runner’s status online through the Boston Athletic Association website at raceday.baa.org.

Despite the rain in today’s forecast, there’s still a lot of excitement here for the big race. 

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon.

It’s a 26.2-mile trek that begins on Main Street in Hopkinton and ends at Copley Square in Boston.  

The 122nd annual Boston Marathon will feature an international field that includes a number of top named Americans and almost two dozen Olympians. 

This year’s race marks five years since the tragic Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds of others. 

Boston Marathon security now restricts spectators from bringing backpacks, suitcases, and coolers of any kind.

There will also be extra Boston police officers staged throughout the event. 

The first wave of runners will take off at 8:40 a.m. Monday morning.

Division and Starting Times:

  • Mobility impaired: 8:40 A.M.
  • Men push-rim wheelchair: 9:02 A.M.
  • Women push-rim wheelchair: 9:04 A.M.
  • Handcycles and duos: 9:25 A.M.
  • Elite Women: 9:32 A.M.
  • Elite Men and Wave 1: 10:00 A.M.
  • Wave 2: 10:25 A.M.
  • Wave 3: 10:50 A.M.
  • Wave 4: 11:15 A.M.

2018 Boston Marathon Coverage:

If you are running, or are heading to Boston to celebrate, don’t forget to send your Boston Marathon photos to ReportIt@wwlp.com

22News will bring you highlights and reaction from this year’s race tonight on 22News starting at 5, and all day on WWLP.com.

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