Advertisement Home//Radio//Here & NowBoston Marathon returns after first-ever suspension during pandemic03:21DownloadXCopy the code below to embed the WBUR audio player on your site<iframe width="100%" height="124" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://player.wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/10/11/boston-marathon-pandemic"></iframe>Copy embed codePlayOctober 11, 2021TwitterfacebookEmailThe elite women break from the starting line of the 125th Boston Marathon. (Mary Schwalm/AP)After being suspended for the first time in its history because of the pandemic last year, the Boston Marathon returned to the streets on Monday.Reporter Alex Ashlock tells us about the highs and lows.Click here for WBUR's full coverage of the marathon.Participants in the men's wheelchair division break from the starting line of the 125th Boston Marathon. (Mary Schwalm/AP)Manuela Schär, of Switzerland, smiles while breaking the finish line to win the women's wheelchair division at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (Charles Krupa/AP)The elite men's division crossing the starting line in Hopkinton during the 2021 Boston Marathon. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)This segment aired on October 11, 2021.