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Workers from Accurate Graphics lay down the finish line on Boylston Street in Copley Square for the 2019 Boston Marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Workers from Accurate Graphics lay down the finish line on Boylston Street in Copley Square for the 2019 Boston Marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Runners are starting to gather out in Hopkinton for the 123rd Boston Marathon.

The racing starts with the men's and women's wheelchair divisions just after 9 a.m. Elite women cross the starting line at 9:32 a.m.; elite men at 10 a.m.

Then, the four waves of all other runners — 30,000 in total — head out on their journey to Downtown Boston.

WBUR's Alex Ashlock was in Hopkinton Monday morning, and joined Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to discuss what was ahead in the big race.

This segment aired on April 15, 2019.

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