By Alex Dowd
Boston University Mews Service
The competition was intense in all categories. The marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge took on three former Boston Marathon winners: Lelisa Desisa, Evans Chebet, and Benson Kipruto. The women’s race also featured three former winners: Des Linden, Edna Kiplagat, and Atsede Bayisa.
The race traveled from the town of Hopkins into the heart of Boston with small communities along the way.
The 127th Boston Marathon was marked by anniversaries, triumphs, and tradition. It was the 10th anniversary of the 2013 bombing and the first time there was a division for gender non-binary competitors.
The MBTA’s Saint Mary’s T-stop is on the line between Boston and Brookline. Today, that border marked 24.5 miles into the Boston Marathon course. Despite the fog and the rain, the sidewalks were packed by 11 a.m.
Here’s what the Boston Marathon looked like across the street from the Saint Mary’s stop.