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2018 Boston Marathon live updates

News from the 2018 race from Hopkinton to Boston.

    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 3:24:15 PM
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    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 3:24:02 PM
    Elite men through 25K:
     
    Yuki Kawauchi, Evans Chebet, Philemon Rono, Wilson Chebet led the way with a time of 1:19:04.
     
    Elite women through 25K:

    Mamitu Daska was out front by 27 seconds with a time of 1:33:48. 

    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 3:23:02 PM

    That’s Tedy Bruschi cheering charity runners from @TedysTeam @TeamMR8 @DanaFarber @SpauldingRehab &more: “You call this a storm? ... They might not play baseball, but we run! ... Have a great race! ... Go get em, Jan! ... we’re behind you all the way! ... Emily! ... Laura!” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6fS4XW4AEiz3M.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6fSp3WsAARVp9.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6fSW-WsAE7qv-.jpg

    That’s Tedy Bruschi cheering charity runners from @TedysTeam @TeamMR8 @DanaFarber @SpauldingRehab &more: “You call this a storm? ... They might not play baseball, but we run! ... Have a great race! ... Go get em, Jan! ... we’re behind you all the way! ... Emily! ... Laura!” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6fS4XW4AEiz3M.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6fSp3WsAARVp9.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6fSW-WsAE7qv-.jpg

    That’s Tedy Bruschi cheering charity runners from @TedysTeam @TeamMR8 @DanaFarber @SpauldingRehab &more: “You call this a storm? ... They might not play baseball, but we run! ... Have a great race! ... Go get em, Jan! ... we’re behind you all the way! ... Emily! ... Laura!” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6fS4XW4AEiz3M.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6fSp3WsAARVp9.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6fSW-WsAE7qv-.jpg

    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 3:15:18 PM

    “The good news is snow is no longer in the forecast and it could be as balmy as 45 degrees by the time you get to Boston. That’s something to be thankful for.” — @bostonmarathon starting line announcer, as Wave 3 leaves Hopkinton.

    (And hat tip to optimistic runners in shades.) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6bvFXUwAYY3i2.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6bu9PU8AAYiMP.jpg

    “The good news is snow is no longer in the forecast and it could be as balmy as 45 degrees by the time you get to Boston. That’s something to be thankful for.” — @bostonmarathon starting line announcer, as Wave 3 leaves Hopkinton.

    (And hat tip to optimistic runners in shades.) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6bvFXUwAYY3i2.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6bu9PU8AAYiMP.jpg

    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 3:02:26 PM
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:59:53 PM
    Update: this weather is absolutely brutal and I don't know how anybody is running the #BostonMarathon in it. Wind and rain blowing sideways

    'This is the ultimate experience'

    Lines of ponchoed and umbrella-clad spectators had already formed along Boylston Street by mid-morning, with some huddling in nearby doorways or an ATM to ride out the raw, rainy weather until the elite runners, friends or family made their appearance in Copley Square.
     
    Karen Canata Boydston, 49, of Holyoke said she’s watched her husband, Robert, run the Boston Marathon eight times before and 18 marathons in total.
     
    “I’m going to say this is the worst [weather-wise],” she said. “A couple of years ago it was hypothermia conditions. But this is the worst. This is raw, windy. I’m afraid for a lot of the runners.”
     
    That’s why her husband — usually a singlet-and-shorts-only runner — suited up with long sleeves and pants. And for her, she said she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. (Anyway, Canata Boydston, a marathoner herself, came prepared with a backpack full of hand-warmers.)
     
    “There’s nothing like being in Boston on marathon weekend,” she said. “This is the ultimate experience.”
     
    For Ben Shover, of Indianapolis, it’s his first Boston Marathon experience. The 32-year-old flew in with his wife, Molly Shover, who’s running her first Boston Marathon, completing a long-held promise he made to her.
     
    “I told her when we got married that when she qualified for Boston, we would come,” said Shover, who was wearing a black poncho tucked under a now-soaked yellow t-shirt bearing the name “Team Shorts,” Molly’s running club.
     
    “It just so happens the year she qualified is the year it’s 35 and rainy,” he said with a laugh. “But promise kept. I couldn’t be more proud to watch her cross the finish line.”
     
    Matt Stout, Globe Staff
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:57:22 PM
    Marcel Hug won the men's push rim wheelchair race with the slowest time in 31 years at 1:42:26.
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:49:17 PM
    Women's elite Mile 10 split: 6:20
    Mile 11: 6:21, with Edna Kiplagat out front
     
    Men's elite Mile 7 split: 5:07
    Mile 8: 5:17, with Felix Kandie leading the pack
     
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:46:25 PM
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:40:01 PM
    The running joke @Hopkintonpolice is that to get the day off - you’ve got to either die... or run. Dispatch Supervi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
    And this from a little earlier — no fighter jet flyover for the 122nd @bostonmarathon in this soggy (low-visibility) weather, but The Singing Trooper, Sgt. Dan Clark, is as sonorous as ever

    Women's elite Mile 9 split: 6:23, with Buzunesh Deba out front

    Men's elite Mile 6 split: 4:46, with Tamirat Tola leading the pack. This is the fastest pace for the elite men in seven years, despite the conditions.
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:35:38 PM
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    No customers yet for sausage cart on Heartbreak

    Two and a half hours after setting up a small sausage cart on Heartbreak Hill in Newton Monday morning, Orlando Diaz was still awaiting his first customer. 
     
    "Every year it's always packed," said Diaz, who was working on behalf of Boylston-based Mike's Moonwalk Rentals and Backyard BBQ. "Even when there's a little rain, there are still people out here."

    Foot traffic in the area was almost non-existence, and the few spectators who did dot the area were focused on keeping their tents erect in the midst of brutal winds. 

    Diaz, who said his boss had considered skipping the marathon this year due to the severe weather, did his best to stay warm Monday morning, with two sweatshirts, a jacket, and a poncho. 
    The best antidote, however, proved to be the flames of the nearby grill. 

    "My hands, I just put 'em over there and toast 'em up," he said. 
     
    Dugan Arnett, Globe Staff
     
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:27:13 PM
    Let the record show that @bostonmarathon Wave 1 took off to the sounds of @tompetty ’s “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” which includes the lines “the last three days the rain was unstoppable/It was always cold, no sunshine.”

    Women's elite Mile 8 split: 6:12, with Gladys Chesir leading the way
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:24:09 PM
    Gardening gloves. Trash bags. Shopping bags. Camping spray. Runners go to their bag of tricks to beat the elements at the #BostonMarathon bostonglobe.com/sports/2018/04…
    Women's elite Mile 7 split: 5:52, with Mamitu Daska out front
     
    A couple men's elite mile splits:
     
    Mile 2, 4:51
    Mile 3, 5:00, with Yuki Kawauchi leading the way
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:20:06 PM
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:18:26 PM

    The crowd is almost non-existent at Heartbreak

    A popular Newton stretch along Heartbreak Hill — typically filled with fans on the morning of Marathon Monday — remained almost completely empty at 10 a.m. Monday. 

    "It's a ghost town," said Jaclyn Ford, 29, of Waltham, who stood under a tent with a group from the Waltham Trailrunners running group. 

    In a typical year, she said, the group had to be there by 7:30 a.m. in order to secure this spot. But as Monday's dismal weather led many fans to stay indoors, they had almost the entire area to themselves. 
     
    "It would be filled by now," Ford said. "And considering the weather, (even) this is a good showing." 
     
    — Dugan Arnett, Globe Staff
     
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:18:21 PM

    And here are the elite men — and 7,000 other hardy runners in Wave 1 — leaving Hopkinton in a frigid rain, running into an east wind. The 122nd @bostonmarathon https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6RLBKVwAAnN-l.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6RKtPU8AA1w-b.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6RKklVQAA45DK.jpg

    And here are the elite men — and 7,000 other hardy runners in Wave 1 — leaving Hopkinton in a frigid rain, running into an east wind. The 122nd @bostonmarathon https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6RLBKVwAAnN-l.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6RKtPU8AA1w-b.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6RKklVQAA45DK.jpg

    And here are the elite men — and 7,000 other hardy runners in Wave 1 — leaving Hopkinton in a frigid rain, running into an east wind. The 122nd @bostonmarathon https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6RLBKVwAAnN-l.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6RKtPU8AA1w-b.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6RKklVQAA45DK.jpg

    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:14:29 PM
    A few mile splits in the elite races:
     
    Women:
     
    Mile 1: 6:24
    Mile 2: 6:06
    Mile 3: 6:09
    Mile 4: 5:51
    Mile 5: 5:48
    Mile 6: 5:34, with Mamitu Daska leading the way
     
    And through 10K:
     
    Daska, 37:07
    Mergia Aselefech, 37:08
    Molly Huddle, 37:08
     
    Men:
    Mile 1: 4:37
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 2:13:35 PM
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    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 1:55:24 PM
    Unofficial splits in the women's elite race:
     
    Mile 2: 6:06
    Mile 3: 6:09
     
    Buzunesh Deba led the way at both splits.
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 1:55:09 PM

    Scenes from a soggy, (nearly) freezing @HopkintonMA near the start of the 122nd @bostonmarathon https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6KQH0V4AEwtsI.jpg

    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 1:42:54 PM
    Unofficial split time for the first mile in the women's elite race: 6:24, with Aselefech Mergia leading the way.
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 1:41:46 PM
    Men's push rim race through 15K:
     
    Ernst Van Dyk, 31:41
    Marcel Hug, 31:41
    Daniel Romanchuk, 34:02
     
    Women's push rim race through 10K:
     
    Manuela Schär, 23:56
    Tatyana Mcfadden, 24:32
    Susannah Scaroni, 26:06 
    Rachel G Bowers, Producer 4/16/2018 1:40:01 PM

    It’s 38F and pouring. And now the elite women are off in @bostonmarathon . Announcer: By the time they reach Ashland, their body temps should be “back up to 98.5” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6HZDIUwAAYShx.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6HZDAVMAAddwL.jpg

    It’s 38F and pouring. And now the elite women are off in @bostonmarathon . Announcer: By the time they reach Ashland, their body temps should be “back up to 98.5” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6HZDIUwAAYShx.jpg">https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da6HZDAVMAAddwL.jpg

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