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Live updates: 128th Boston Marathon underway


The 128th running of the Boston Marathon is underway.The entire race will air live on WMUR-TV and will stream live on WMUR.com and our mobile app in the video player above. See live updates for Marathon Monday in the timestamps below: 9:37 a.m.The professional field of men’s runners have begun their race. 9:05 a.m.The women’s wheelchair athletes have also crossed the starting line!9:02 a.m.The Boston Marathon has begun! The men’s wheelchair competitors have crossed the start line. 9 a.m.WMUR’s Jean Mackin captured video of the flyover at the conclusion of the National Anthem before the race. Meanwhile, the race’s grand marshal, Rob Gronkowski, was seen acknowledging the crowd prior to the race.8:44 a.m.Erin Fehlau and Sean McDonald went live on Facebook with an update on the happenings in Hopkinton. See it here!8:30 a.m.Coverage of the 128th Boston Marathon begins now. See live coverage on WMUR-TV or in the video player above!8:15 a.m. It is also One Boston Day, a day that honors the city’s resiliency, generosity and strength. It’s held in honor of the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which occurred 11 years ago Monday. 8:11 a.m.WMUR’s Boston Marathon fundraiser total is now up to $68,719! Donations can still be made here.8 a.m.The weather is beautiful for a Marathon Monday — especially for spectators — as temperatures are nearing 50 degrees.It will be in the 60s as runners cross the finish line. While warm, it’s not nearly as hot as it has been in other years.In 1905, it was a hot marathon day for runners. The temperature was reported to have reached the 100-degree mark. Then, only a few years later in 1909, the temperatures reached 97 degrees. Hot temperatures are not the only thing runners have had to deal with for the marathon. In 1939, runners at the start line in Hopkinton experienced dark skies very similar to what Granite staters experienced early last week, as a partial eclipse of the sun happened on race day. The sky got even darker due to a northeast storm.7:29 a.m.The full race schedule can be found here.Rolling start times begin just after 9 a.m. and continue through 11:15 a.m. 7:19 a.m.The Boston Marathon didn’t always start in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The original starting line was in Ashland, but it was moved to Hopkinton 100 years ago in 1924, when the course was lengthened to conform to Olympic standards.7:03 a.m.Route 135, also known as Main Street, near the Boston Marathon starting line in Hopkinton, has officially closed in preparation for the big race. 6:30 a.m. We’re seeing signs of support for our Sean McDonald as he gets ready to run his first Boston Marathon! 6:15 a.m.Sean McDonald’s daughter Fiona, along with her fifth-grade class, sent this video to wish Sean well at the big race. Who wouldn’t be inspired by the energy of these kids?6 a.m.Skies are clear to start the morning. Runners should have a tail wind as they head to Boston. Temperatures will be in the 50s as the race begins and will warm into the 60s with sunshine as runners hit the finish line, though the breeze should help keep it cooler.>> Boston Marathon forecast5:30 a.m.Two F-35’s from the 158th Fighter Wing out of the Vermont Air National Guard will fly from Hopkinton to Boston in a span of approximately 4 minutes.They are scheduled to fly over Hopkinton at 8:56:30 a.m. and will fly from start to finish over the eight cities and towns.5 a.m.WMUR’s Sean McDonald is leading Team WMUR to raise money for Families in Transition for today’s big race. Donations are still welcome here. To track Sean’s progress, you can follow his bib number at 29085.WMUR’s Marissa Tansino is also running the race. She can be tracked at 25335.

The 128th running of the Boston Marathon is underway.

The entire race will air live on WMUR-TV and will stream live on WMUR.com and our mobile app in the video player above.

See live updates for Marathon Monday in the timestamps below:

9:37 a.m.

The professional field of men’s runners have begun their race.

9:05 a.m.

The women’s wheelchair athletes have also crossed the starting line!

9:02 a.m.

The Boston Marathon has begun! The men’s wheelchair competitors have crossed the start line.

9 a.m.

WMUR’s Jean Mackin captured video of the flyover at the conclusion of the National Anthem before the race.

Meanwhile, the race’s grand marshal, Rob Gronkowski, was seen acknowledging the crowd prior to the race.

Grand Marshal and former New England Patriots NFL football player Rob Gronkowski acknowledges the crowd at the start of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 15, 2024, in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

8:44 a.m.

Erin Fehlau and Sean McDonald went live on Facebook with an update on the happenings in Hopkinton. See it here!

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8:30 a.m.

Coverage of the 128th Boston Marathon begins now. See live coverage on WMUR-TV or in the video player above!

8:15 a.m.

It is also One Boston Day, a day that honors the city’s resiliency, generosity and strength. It’s held in honor of the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which occurred 11 years ago Monday.

One Boston Day memorial

8:11 a.m.

WMUR’s Boston Marathon fundraiser total is now up to $68,719! Donations can still be made here.

8 a.m.

The weather is beautiful for a Marathon Monday — especially for spectators — as temperatures are nearing 50 degrees.

It will be in the 60s as runners cross the finish line. While warm, it’s not nearly as hot as it has been in other years.

In 1905, it was a hot marathon day for runners. The temperature was reported to have reached the 100-degree mark. Then, only a few years later in 1909, the temperatures reached 97 degrees.

Hot temperatures are not the only thing runners have had to deal with for the marathon. In 1939, runners at the start line in Hopkinton experienced dark skies very similar to what Granite staters experienced early last week, as a partial eclipse of the sun happened on race day. The sky got even darker due to a northeast storm.

7:29 a.m.

The full race schedule can be found here.

Rolling start times begin just after 9 a.m. and continue through 11:15 a.m.

7:19 a.m.

The Boston Marathon didn’t always start in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The original starting line was in Ashland, but it was moved to Hopkinton 100 years ago in 1924, when the course was lengthened to conform to Olympic standards.

Boston Marathon start line

7:03 a.m.

Route 135, also known as Main Street, near the Boston Marathon starting line in Hopkinton, has officially closed in preparation for the big race.

6:30 a.m.

We’re seeing signs of support for our Sean McDonald as he gets ready to run his first Boston Marathon!

Signs in support of Sean McDonald

6:15 a.m.

Sean McDonald’s daughter Fiona, along with her fifth-grade class, sent this video to wish Sean well at the big race. Who wouldn’t be inspired by the energy of these kids?

6 a.m.

Skies are clear to start the morning. Runners should have a tail wind as they head to Boston. Temperatures will be in the 50s as the race begins and will warm into the 60s with sunshine as runners hit the finish line, though the breeze should help keep it cooler.

>> Boston Marathon forecast

5:30 a.m.

Two F-35’s from the 158th Fighter Wing out of the Vermont Air National Guard will fly from Hopkinton to Boston in a span of approximately 4 minutes.

They are scheduled to fly over Hopkinton at 8:56:30 a.m. and will fly from start to finish over the eight cities and towns.

5 a.m.

WMUR’s Sean McDonald is leading Team WMUR to raise money for Families in Transition for today’s big race. Donations are still welcome here.

To track Sean’s progress, you can follow his bib number at 29085.

WMUR’s Marissa Tansino is also running the race. She can be tracked at 25335.





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