This year’s Boston Marathon, which will be held Monday, will be the 123rd running of the race that winds its way 26.2 miles from the town of Hopkinton to the finish line at Copley Square in downtown Boston. It is the world’s oldest annual marathon, having started in 1897 after the successful debut of the marathon at the first modern Olympics in 1896.
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Here are the scheduled start times for each of marathon race categories. The full schedule is available on the BAA’s website here.
8:50 a.m. – Mobility Impaired
9:02 a.m. – Men’s Push-Rim Wheelchair
9:25 a.m. – Women’s Push-Rim Wheelchair and Duo Participants
9:32 a.m. – Handcycles & Duos
10:00 a.m. – Elite Women
10:02 a.m. – Wave One
10:25 a.m. – Wave Two
10:50 a.m. – Wave Three followed by Wave Four*
9 FORMER CHAMPIONS
Nine former champions will be running Monday.
The returning men’s champs are:
2018: Yuki Kawauchi of Japan
2017: Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya
2016: Lemi Berhanu of Ethiopia
2015 and 2013: Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia
2012: Wesley Korir of Kenya
The returning women’s winners are:
2018: Des Linden of the U.S.
2017: Edna Kiplagat of Kenya
2015: Caroline Rotich of Kenya
2012: Sharon Cherop of Kenya