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We’ll be sharing everything you need to know throughout the day. Stay tuned for live updates on men’s and women’s elite racing, wheelchair racing and top para-athletes.

We will also follow all the stories of the athletes taking the course.

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2022 Boston Marathon Start Times

9:02 a.m.: Man wheelchair

9:05 a.m.: Woman wheelchair

9:30 a.m.: Hand and Duo Bikes

9:37 a.m.: Elite Men

9:45 a.m.: Elite Women

9:50 a.m.: Para-Athletics Divisions

10 a.m.: Wave 1

10:25 a.m.: Wave 2

10:50 a.m.: Wave 3

11:15 a.m.: Wave 4


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Meet the Marathon Marshals: Boston Pride — 8:45 a.m.

By Matt Pepin

Two members of the Boston Pride hockey team are the grand marshals of the marathon, and they brought the Premier Hockey Federation’s top prize, the Isobel Cup, with them to the start area in Hopkinton.

Team captain Jillian Dempsey and player Mary Parker are both from Massachusetts. They will ride ahead of the race and be joined by their Pride teammates in the finish area.

Pride won their second consecutive PHF Championship in March.

“It’s great to bring a trophy back to Boston,” Dempsey said in an interview on WBZ. “That’s always the goal every season.”

Meet the Wheelchair Competitors — 8:35 a.m.

Marcel Hug, the Swiss dynamo who has won five Boston Marathons – including 2021 – has retired from men’s wheelchair racing for medical reasons, according to the BAA.

American Daniel Romanchuk, a two-time winner, could be the favorite now.

Switzerland’s Manuela Schär is the defending women’s champion and will be vying for the crown once again.

The men’s wheelchair race begins at 9:02 a.m. The women’s wheelchair race begins at 9:05 a.m.

“The Hoyts will be in this race forever” – 8:25

By Matt Pepin

Team Hoyt, which runs in memory of its founder, Dick Hoyt, who pushed his son Rick in a wheelchair through more than 30 Boston Marathons, has 22 runners on its charity team in 2022.

Russ Hoyt, Dick’s son, said in a pre-race interview on WBZ that the family’s commitment to the Boston Marathon remains strong even without Dick, who died in March 2021, and Rick, who announced his retirement from the Boston Marathon in October. of 2021. Rick has cerebral palsy and said last year that he was no longer able to participate.

“The Hoyts will be in this race forever,” Russ said.

Russ Hoyt’s sons, Troy and Ryan, will be part of the Team Hoyt contingent. Troy is running his second Boston Marathon and Ryan his first.

They were known as “bandit runners”. But there is little room for them these days. — 8:20 a.m.

By Hayden Bird

For years, banditry in Boston was, for better or worse, a tradition. For many, it was an opportunity to bring an offbeat note to a formal event.

“I remember seeing a guy in a Godzilla costume,” one person said. “And I think he could have dribbled a basketball.”

Bandits were theoretically discouraged from participating, although before 1996 there had never been much effort to keep them out.

“It was an evolution, like everything else,” BAA COO Jack Fleming said in a 2021 interview. “If I go back in history, maybe 1996 would have been the first year that we actually made a call, proactively.”

Learn more here.

The profession of race spotter — 8:00 a.m.

By Nate Weitzer

In Hopkinton, race spotters prepare to deploy after their 8am briefing.

Observers will primarily follow the progress of elite riders at the front of the peloton, informing the media and race officials of the gap between the riders.

Race spotters at Hopkinton.Nate Weitzer

Mike from Westborough has been volunteering at the start line since 2007 after running the marathon the previous five years. While the crowds are smaller than in 2019, he says the logistics of operations are pretty much back to normal.

Mike says he thinks he still has one marathon left and will be looking to qualify in the years to come.

All qualified runners who applied participated in the Marathon. Here’s how it happened. — 7:55 a.m.

By Alex Speier

While Boston Marathon runners have had to meet a qualifying standard for more than half a century, over the past decade even those who have reached that high bar have not been assured of a spot on the ground. In 2012 and again every year from 2014-21, in order to maintain what had been considered a manageable field size, the Boston Athletic Association turned away thousands of marathon runners who had completed a 26.2-mile race in time. official qualification.

In 2021, with the marathon field reduced to 20,000 due to the pandemic, a record 9,215 qualified runners were turned away. Only those who had beaten their demographic group’s qualifying time by at least 7 minutes and 47 seconds were allowed to race.

Yi Zhang assumed there was little to no chance that she could run the 2022 Boston Marathon. She wondered if she should bother applying.

But with encouragement from COO Jack Fleming, she did, and in mid-November the BAA shared news that thrilled Zhang and others who doubted their qualifying times would be good enough to gain admission. For the first time since 2013, there would be no deadline. Every candidate who had run a qualifying time in another marathon was approved to run Boston.

“How lucky am I?” Zhang marveled.

Read the rest of the story here.

You might spot a famous face along the way — 7:40 a.m.

It will be difficult to spot a face in the crowd of 30,000 Marathon participants. But if you look hard enough, you might spot some famous faces along the 26.2-mile race course.

Here’s a look at the celebrities and notables who will be running.

Bombing Survivor Adrianne Haslet Returns for a Run with Shalane Flanagan – 7:35

By Khari Thompson

Adrianne Haslet’s long road to the Boston Marathon is coming to an end. When she starts Monday’s race, she will have her friend and her inspiration by her side.

Haslet, who lost a leg in the 2013 bombings, will return to the iconic race for the first time in four years as a para-athlete, with Olympian Shalane Flanagan as a support runner.

Learn more here.

A view of the start — 7:20 a.m.

Six months after a quiet and rare race in October, the marathon start line is filled with tents, balloons, volunteers and runners early on Patriots Day.

A view from the start.Nate Weitzer

Andy Johnson of Providence has been setting up a merchandise stand at the start line for 25 years. He’s hoping for a big crowd at his first sale since 2019, but doesn’t necessarily expect the same traffic as his stall three years ago.

There is a Kayem Franks truck in the commune, the first food truck in recent memory on the starting line. The truck typically sells in the Fenway area and offers breakfast items and coffee in addition to sausages and other lunch items.

Monday Marathon Forecast — 7:00 a.m.

By Dave Epstein

You can find all sorts of stats about the weather during the Boston Marathon – there were temperatures along the course of over 90 degrees. It was snowing, raining and windy. April is one of those months when almost any type of weather is possible.

The weather will be near perfect as the race gets underway this morning and continues through the afternoon.

We start with a cold morning with frost inside. Quickly, the strong April sunshine will push temperatures up to the mid-50s inland and the low-50s on the coast during the afternoon.

Bright sunshine will grace the road from Hopkinton to Boston for most of the day, although clouds will begin to rise in the afternoon before our next storm system.

Tailwinds and headwinds can be a factor during the marathon, but this year the winds will be light. There will probably be a light sea breeze in the afternoon in Boston, but it will be insignificant in terms of affecting the race. I guess runners don’t bother too much about putting on sunscreen throughout the race, but spectators should definitely know that the sun equals the strength of August 24th, and regardless of the temperature, you can burn.

Defending men’s wheelchair champion Marcel Hug retires — 6:40 a.m.

The Swiss Marcel Hug, defending champion of the men’s wheelchair race, withdrew.

Hug has won Boston five times.

Japan’s Sho Watanabe, who finished ninth in the race last year, also retired.

Is COVID-19 concern setting in? — 6:25 a.m.

By Mike Damiano and Kay Lazar

It’s a rare thing in the age of the pandemic: a weekend of citywide celebrations in Boston. It will also be a big test of where we are – and where we are going – with COVID.

Thirty thousand runners converge on the city for today’s Boston Marathon, and spectators are expected to fill the bleachers and sidewalks along Boylston Street to cheer them on.

Three years have passed since a true marathon weekend. (Last October’s race was a scaled-down, COVID-aware affair.) It’s also the first time since the pandemic began that the city’s springtime rituals will take place with a majority of the population vaccinated.

But as the city emerges from darker days, there is a hint of anxiety in the air. After a lull in COVID infections in early spring, the number of cases and hospitalizations have increased in recent weeks, suggesting that a modest resurgence of the coronavirus may have begun. In Boston, COVID test positivity rates have nearly tripled since early March.

So what happens next: a new crisis or just a new normal?

Learn more here.

Start times for today’s races — 6:15 a.m.

The race is back to more typical start times and will have the usual wave starts. In 2021, riders were released on a rolling basis, based on bib numbers and qualifying times.

9:02 a.m.: Man wheelchair

9:05 a.m.: Woman wheelchair

9:30 a.m.: Hand and Duo Bikes

9:37 a.m.: Elite Men

9:45 a.m.: Elite Women

9:50 a.m.: Para-Athletics Divisions

10 a.m.: Wave 1

10:25 a.m.: Wave 2

10:50 a.m.: Wave 3

11:15 a.m.: Wave 4

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Good morning and happy marathon Monday! – 6:00 am

Hello and Happy Patriots Day!

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