BOSTON — More than 30,000 runners and athletes from 100 countries worldwide will make the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston this Patriots’ Day for the 127th edition of the historic Boston Marathon.
The Men’s Wheelchair division kicked off the race shortly after 9 a.m. The Women’s Wheelchair division and the Handcycles & Duos groups followed. Professional Men, Professional Women, and the Para Athletics Division got on the course later after 9:30 a.m.
All other competitors are slated to be sent off in four waves between 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Runners will pass through Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline on their way into Boston.
The race concludes when runners eventually cross the finish line on Boylston Street.
Longtime Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is among a number of notable athletes competing.
The city marked 10 years since the bombing on Saturday, the calendar anniversary.
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Monday, April 17, 2023, 4:07 P.M.
Henry Richard, the older brother of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, completed his second consecutive Boston Marathon on Monday. He finished the 26.2-mile course in 4:40:45.
Now 20, Henry Richard was just 10 years old when his little brother was killed in the 2013 Marathon bombing.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 2:07 P.M.
Longtime Boston Bruins captain and NHL great Zdeno Chara completed the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:38:23.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 1:15 P.M.
Runners were seen splashing through puddles as heavy rain fell along Boylston Street.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 1 P.M.
Runners continue to brave wet and rainy conditions as they make their way toward the Boylston Street finish line.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 12:08 P.M.
Hellen Obiri of Kenya wins the Women’s division of the 127th Boston Marathon. She finished with a time of 2:21:38.
Obiri is a two-time Olympic silver medalist in the 5,000 meters.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 11:45 A.M.
Evans Chebet of Kenya wins the Men’s division of the 127th Boston Marathon. He finished with a time of 2:05:54.
Chebet successfully defended his title, spoiling the debut of world record holder Eliud Kipchoge.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 11:15 A.M.
Wave 4, the final wave of non-professional runners, departs the starting line.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 10:46 A.M.
Susannah Scaroni of the United States crosses the finish line to win the women’s wheelchair division in the 127th Boston Marathon. She finished with a time of 1:41:45.
The victory marked Scaroni’s first Boston title. The win followed runner-up finishes in 2018 and 2022.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 10:20 A.M.
Marcel Hug of Switzerland crosses the finish line to win the men’s wheelchair race in the 127th Boston Marathon. He finished with a course record time of 1:17:06.
The victory marked his sixth men’s wheelchair Boston Marathon title. It also bests his previous course mark of 1:18:04 set in 2017.
Hug received $25,000 for the victory and a $50,000 bonus for setting the new course mark.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 10 A.M.
The first wave of non-professional runners cross the starting line and head for Boston. Additional waves will follow through 11:15 a.m.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 9:50 A.M.
Competitors in the Para Athletics Divisions begin their Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 9:47 A.M.
Elite runners in the Women’s division cross the starting line and begin their race into Boston.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 9:37 A.M.
Elite runners in the Men’s division leave the starting line in Hopkinton. The elite runners in the Women’s division will follow.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 9:30 A.M.
Handcycle & Duo participants depart the starting line in Hopkinton for Boston.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 9:05 A.M.
The Women’s Wheelchair division on the course minutes after Men’s division.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 9:02 A.M.
The 127th Boston Marathon officially gets underway with the launch of the Men’s Wheelchair division.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 8:45 A.M.
Wheelchair division racers are getting set to begin their Boston Marathon. The Men’s division starts at 9:02 a.m. and the Women’s division gets going at 9:06 a.m.
The wheelchair divisions are set to start in 15 minutes! Athletes are lining up now.— Julianne Lima (@JulianneLimaTV) April 17, 2023
The handcycle and duo participants are next, then the elite runners hit the race route at 9:37 a.m.@boston25 pic.twitter.com/AInXpuqDs5
Monday, April 17, 2023, 8:30 A.M.
Former Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz poses with the trophy at the finish line as he serves as the grand marshal of the 127th Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 8:15 A.M.
Massachusetts State Police announce that there are no specific or credible threats to the race. Spectators were also asked to report any suspicious activity.
HAPPENING NOW: @MassStatePolice, @FBIBoston provide last security briefing ahead of 127th @bostonmarathon.— Julianne Lima (@JulianneLimaTV) April 17, 2023
There are no specific or credible threats, but they say that could change at a moment’s notice. They ask spectators to report anything suspicious @boston25 pic.twitter.com/AFWE5U89Fo
Monday, April 17, 2023, 7:45 A.M.
Race participants are arriving at the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton with the Men’s Wheelchair division slated to go off at 9:02 a.m.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 7 A.M.
Fans are beginning to line the race route to claim their favorite viewing spots before runners begin their journey.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 6:30 A.M.
Buses filled with runners are preparing to depart for the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton, a large staging area where runners will have time to relax and stretch before the race begins.
Monday, April 17, 2023, 6 A.M.
Members of the Massachusetts National Guard began their walk from Hopkinton to Boston. They hope to finish their walk in about six or seven hours.
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