April 15th will again witness thousands of spectators at the Boston Maraton route which starts from Hopkinton to the Back Bay. People gather here in huge numbers to watch tens of thousands of runners who surrender themselves for the run.
Event: Boston Marathon 2019
Date: 15th April 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
Live Stream: Watch Here
In the men’s race, Yuki Kawauchi of Japan rode a late surge to the gold medal with a time of 2:15:58, last year, the slowest winning time since 1976. But he was the first Japanese man to win Boston since 1987.The best place to keep track of the leaderboard is here, at the BAA website. The best spot for live results is also at the BAA website. If you are looking to live stream or watch the 2018 Boston Marathon on TV, click that link.
Want to keep up with a friend or your favorite runner? There’s a way to do that, too. Click here to (virtually) run the race with them – just know their bib number.Many of Boston’s major roads will be affected by closures, including but not limited to sections of Boylston Street, Beacon Street, Newbury Street, Commonwealth Avenue, Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. A full list of street closures can be found at Boston.gov.
Spectators or even citizens attempting to go about their days will want to make heavy use of the MBTA on Monday. The Back Bay station is just a short walk from the finish line on Boylston Street.
The Boston Athletic Association recommends using its official buses to make it out to the start in Hopkinton. More information on B.A.A. transportation can be found on its website.
The most popular spectator locations include the start of the race in Hopkinson, the Scream Tunnel in Wellesley, Heartbreak Hill in Newton and, of course, the finish line.
Results will be posted on the B.A.A. website as they become available. You can also sign up for text alerts on your favorite runners’ progress through the AT&T Athlete Alert program, which you can access through any mobile network.
As for this year, among the 30,000 participants are former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and husband-and-wife TV stars Jared and Genevieve Padalecki.
One of the best parts about the Boston Marathon is its humbling ability to unite runners from all walks of live; former athletes and regular folks are one and the same when it comes to 26.2 miles of what’s recognized as one of the world’s most challenging races.
Whether you’re camping out along the route to cheer on friends and family or planning on watching remotely, here’s everything you need to know about the 123rd Boston Marathon.The 122nd Boston Marathon was a slow, cold, wet marathon and it looks like this year’s race is gearing up to be at least one of those three. When the results come in we’ll have those here for you. Bookmark this page so that you have it handy on race day.