The elite women's field (above) led the charge from Hopkinton to Boston last year. This year, every runner's step along the venerable course will carry extra meaning.
And that's only the start. Get ready. It's going to be one helluva day.
Walter Brown, here beside the statue of his grandfather, and former marathon director, George V. Brown in Hopkinton, won't fire the gun this year, but the family tradition will still carry on.
Courtesy of Candice Smith
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