PHOTOS: 2019 Boston Marathon Runners cross the start line. (Stew Milne/AP) This article is more than 3 years old.
Monday morning started off rainy, but skies cleared as competitors moved to the starting line for the 123rd Boston Marathon. Here's a look:
A woman holds up a sign to encourage runners through the Wellesley “scream tunnel.” (Robin Lubbock/WBUR) As the sun comes out toward the middle of the day, marathon runners race through the “scream tunnel” at Wellesley. (Robin Lubock/WBUR) Danielle Heath waves a “We Are Boston Strong” flag during the One Boston Day moment of silence at 2:50 p.m., which recognized when the bombs exploded at the 2013 Boston Marathon. It was the first time the marathon fell on April 15. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Joan Benoit Samuelson, the first women's Olympics marathon winner, is embraced after finishing the Boston Marathon on Monday -- the 40th anniversary of her first Boston victory. (Winslow Townson/AP) A happy Pete Sullivan receives his Boston Marathon medal. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Yuki Chorney dressed up as a unicorn, the Boston Marathon mascot. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Lawrence Cherono, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the 123rd Boston Marathon in front of Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, right. (Charles Krupa/AP) A young spectator cheers as the elite men race toward the finish line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Worknesh Degefa, of Ethiopia, breaks the tape to win the women's division. (Charles Krupa/AP) Cellphones in the crowd try to capture the elite women’s final. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Manuela Schar, of Switzerland, celebrates as she heads to the finish line to win the women's handcycle division. (Charles Krupa/AP) Daniel Romanchuk, of Urbana, Ill., breaks the tape to win the men's handcycle division of the 123rd Boston Marathon. (Charles Krupa/AP) The elite men begin the race. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR) The elite women take off from the starting line. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR) Men's wheelchair racers line up at the starting line in Hopkinton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR) Workers using a forklift place pallets of Boston Marathon medals at the end of the course on Boylston Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Boston police set up barriers along Commonwealth Avenue in Kenmore Square before the Boston Marathon begins. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Meb Keflezighi, who won the 2014 Boston Marathon, waits at the starting line ahead of the 2019 race. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR) An unidentified runner navigates the flooded athletes village prior to the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton. (Stew Milne/AP) This article was originally published on April 15, 2019.