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Defending champion Wesley Korir was among those leaving Hopkinton at 10 a.m. Just behind the elite men was the remainder of a field of 27,000 on its way for the 26.2-mile trek to Boston's Back Bay.
A year after temperatures approaching 90 degrees slowed the race, cool temperatures greeted the field of 24,662 in Hopkinton on Monday morning for the 117th edition of the 26.2-mile run.
The fight for women's equality first had to argue that it was a fight worth having.
Wesley Korir won the Boston Marathon on Monday in a heat-slowed unofficial time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds.
Years from now, fans of the Boston Marathon will look back to Monday's 116th running and not remember that Kenyan elite runners swept all three podium places in both the men's and women's races. They will, however, surely remember the weather.
If you can't take the heat, get out of today's Boston Marathon.
A top Israeli politician is battling explosive charges of racism against a political rival, expressed in talks with a U.S. diplomat and exposed in a leaked U.S. Embassy classified cable.
Blame it on the wind.
For most people, it is not particularly easy to qualify for the Boston Marathon. This year, in its 115th running, it was even more difficult to gain entry into the world's oldest annually contested marathon.