And they're off!

Runners begin the 26.2-mile race into Boston in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 17th, 2017. Photo by Gaelen Morse/BU News Service

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Scream Tunnel Kisses

Wellesley College students cheer on runners and ask for kisses near Wellesley College during the marathon, April 17, 2017. Photo by Alexandra Wimley/BU News Service

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Midnight Marathon Bike Ride

A brightly lit bicycle heads towards the Boston Marathon start line past midnight during the Midnight Marathon Bike Ride near the Southborough Commuter Rail Station on Monday, April 17th, 2017. Photo by Gaelen Morse/BU News Service

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Signing ON

A young visitor signs a statue reading #beboston in front of the Boston Marathon finish line Sunday, April 16. Photo by Alexandra Wimley/BU News Service

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Staying Hydrated

A runner drinks water after crossing the 20-mile mark on the Boston Marathon route on April 17, 2017. Photo by Vaishnavee Sharma/BU News Service

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Hug Before the Race

Carlos Arredondo, who became an internationally known figure after helping to save victims of the 2013 bombing, hugs Cynthia Martinez, of New York City, who is running her second marathon, in front of the finish line on Sunday, April 16. Photo by Alexandra Wimley/BU News Service

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One Mile to Go

Arith Ruggio of Chicago, IL., uses a cowbell to cheer on runners in Kenmore Square, April 17, 2017. Photo by Crystal Milner/BU News Service

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Post-Race Blankets

Runners are given thermal marathon blanket after crossing the finish line near Copley Square, April 17, 2017. Photo by Jiaxin Liu/BU News Service

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Features

How the Race Impacts the Environment

Just how big is the Boston Marathon when it comes to environmental issues such as trash and energy consumption?

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Map: See Which Cities Have the Most Entrants

Think you know where most runners in the Boston Marathon come from? Check out this map to see if…

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Start and Finish via Social Media

A ton of tweeting, Instagramming and Facebooking goes on during the Marathon. Keep up with the social posts from…

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Interactive: Who’s Faster?

Is a marathon runner faster than a speeding Green Line train? What about in a matchup with a Komodo…

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From the start in Hopkinton, to the finish in Copley, here’s a look at Marathon 2017 through the lenses…

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Kenyans Geoffrey Kirui, Edna Kiplagat Victorious

Personal Essay: A Boston Marathon Runner Reflects on His Race

As I nervously awaited the start of the 121st Boston Marathon, two F-15 fighter jets roared by…

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Boston Marathon 360

Check out a couple of 360 images of the Boston Marathon!

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Kenyans Sweep 121st Boston Marathon

A pair of Kenyans broke the ribbons in the men’s and women’s elite fields in the 121st…

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The Richard Family’s MR8 Foundation Lives on at 2017 Marathon

The family of Martin Richard has been at the finish line of the Boston Marathon every year…

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How Humans Evolved to Run

Interactive timeline: Learn how human beings learned to walk and then run.

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Lessons in Perseverance: Fran Drozdz

In a crowded field of 27,487 runners at the 2016 Boston Marathon, Fran came in dead last,…

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BU Grad Runs to Honor Fellow Student

Halfway through her first marathon in 2015, Haoyue “Jasmine” Hu (CAS ’16) saw a sign in the…

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Staying Safe at the 2017 Marathon

After the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013, security along the race track has increased…

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New Yorker Arielle Weinstein Runs Her First Boston Marathon

Three years ago, New Yorker Arielle Weinstein got the type of news no one wants to get….

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BU Senior Maura Feltault Says Marathon is ‘Perfect Way to End My Time in Boston’

Q&A: BU student talks about running the marathon for charity.

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Video: Hannah Libby, BU COM Junior, Discusses Marathon Prep

Hanna Libby discusses her training so far and what she plans to do post-marathon. Hint: it involves…

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Boston Benefits Financially as World Flocks to City for Marathon

Each year thousands of people swarm to Boston to attend the oldest marathon in the country. While…

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Miles of Messiness: Five Gross Ways Running a Marathon Takes its Toll

The human body is capable of some incredible feats—not least, running a marathon. But rare is the…

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Interactive: Common Running Injuries

From blisters to sunburn, runners can face a long list of common injuries on the race course….

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Blind and Visually Impaired Runners Take On Boston Marathon

For the 25th year, blind and visually impaired runners will come across the finish line at the…

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Pioneering Woman Runner and Team Seek to Run for Empowerment

Fifty years after Kathrine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon as the first female runner with an official…

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Does Carb-loading Really Work? Yes and No.

Some runners are attracted to the practice of “carbo-loading” before a big race. But does it…

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Why They Run

We talked to past and present Boston Marathon runners from across the country and asked them why…

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Running to Benefit Those in Need

Charity runner Jana Eggers talks about why she supports United South End Settlements.

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