Athletes Take Part in Rainy Boston Marathon

Tens of thousands of athletes were participating in the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday which was expected to be rainy and windy.

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The women's elite runners.
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Boston Marathon participants boarded buses from Boston Common to the starting line in Hopkinton in full rain gear Monday morning.
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Participants board buses from Boston Common to the starting line in Hopkinton.
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Heavy rain and thunder was expected throughout the day, making the 26.2-mile course a bit difficult for athletes.
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NBC10 Boston's Matt Noyes and Jeff Saperstone providing on-air coverage in Hopkinton ahead of the marathon.
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The push wheelchair division starts.
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As the race kicked off, there weren't many spectators in Hopkinton.
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Brady, the NBC10 puppy with a purpose, at the start line.
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A wave of runners start the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
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Desiree Linden, winner of the women's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon, runs during the race.
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The women's elite runners, including Caroline Roitch (10), Molly Huddle (17), and Serena Burla. line up at the starting line in Hopkinton.
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The women's elite runners.
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Two competitors look at each other during the Boston Marathon.
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Police ride toward the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street.
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Spectators wait at the finish line at 9 a.m.
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Runners in the first wave break from the start on rain soaked streets during the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 16, 2018.
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Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, crosses the finish line to win the men's wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston.
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Like the starting line, there weren't many people at the finish line a couple hours after the race began.
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Tatyana Mcfadden, of the United States, hoists the trophy after winning the women's wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston.
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Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., wins the women's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985.
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Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., celebrates after winning the women's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985.
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Yuki Kawauchi, of Japan, wins the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. He is the first Japanese man to win the race since 1987.
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