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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Jason Hartmann
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.
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.