HOPKINTON, Mass. — Heat warnings couldn't keep thousands of participants away from the starting line in downtown Hopkinton Monday for the 116th Boston Marathon.
Runners were repeatedly warned that this was not the year to beat personal records on the 26.2 mile course because of temperatures that rose into the 80s by mid-morning. Over 4,000 of 26,716 entrants reportedly dropped out after the Boston Athletic Association allowed the option to defer entry until 2013
Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherpop finished first in the men's race and women's races, respectively. Both are ...