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Reporter’s Diary: Boston Marathon Bombing ‘Seems Like Yesterday’

The Boston Marathon, now running for the 127th time, will see the world’s best distance runners descend on the Massachusetts city to conquer the world’s oldest annual marathon.

In the year This year’s edition is particularly significant as it marks the 10th anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a domestic terrorist attack that left three dead and hundreds injured. The bombing is commemorated at a marathon on Veterans Day in the United States, and those killed are commemorated in a military parade.

When completed, the memorial will feature men’s, women’s and wheelchair fields on the challenging 26.2-mile course, featuring men’s marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge’s Boston debut.

Many recreational runners will try to survive the race, with around 30,000 people expected to start the race and thousands more cheering on the side of the road.

Follow all the latest updates of the event in the blog below:


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Women’s wheelchair leader Susanna Scaroni stops to make some adjustments to the wheel. Although it was a quick fix, she was back on track.

That delay doesn’t have to be too expensive, but it’s one you won’t be overly happy with.

In the men’s wheelchair race, forward Marcel Mack continues to dominate as he nears the halfway mark.

Mike Jones17 April 2023 14:42


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Eliud Kipchoge should settle for the number two jersey today as Boston Marathon winner Evans Chebet gets number one.

Kipchoge and Chebet are both at the front of the field as the runners head out onto the course.

Mike Jones17 April 2023 14:40


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Coverage of the Boston Marathon is to begin on Eurosport for UK viewers. Both wheelchair races are on a good run with Handcycles and Duos starting minutes ago.

Next up are the elite male runners.


Mike Jones17 April 2023 14:38


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Marcel Haig has passed the 10km marker in the men’s wheelchair race and leads the rest of the field by almost two minutes. That is unrealistic.

There are also surprises in the women’s competition.

American Susanna Scaroni opened up a 20-second lead, while four-time Boston winner Manuela Schar was third.

Mike Jones17 April 2023 14:33


Kipchoge is not sure what to expect from the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon has lots of hills, unlike other long-distance races like Berlin or London that are incredibly flat and allow for world record times.

Eliud Kipchoge, the current men’s world record holder, has never competed in Boston, but will make his debut at the age of 38 later today.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen 10, 15, 25 kilometers away,” he said in an interview with The New York Times. That’s what worries me.

“I think Boston is like the Olympics, it’s a new environment for me. Well chosen people. It’s like a championship race.

Mike Jones17 April 2023 14:28


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In the men’s wheelchair race, Marcel Haig quickly broke away from the field, opening up a 30-second lead after the first five kilometers.

The women’s race featured five races held together near the front of the field.

Mike Jones17 April 2023 14:21


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30,239 participants entered Monday’s race, 17,272 men, 12,940 women and 27 non-binary participants.

Residents of 106 countries and all 50 US states will participate along with 4,704 runners from Massachusetts.

There are also 12 former Boston Marathon champions in the field.

Mike Jones17 April 2023 14:17


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Around the course are memorials and memorials for the Boston Marathon bombings 10 years ago. Here, one of the volunteers at the event cleans the logo near the finish line before the race begins.

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Mike Jones17 April 2023 14:10


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The women’s wheelchair race is now underway and they are only a few minutes behind the men.

Three-time reigning champion Manuela Schar of Switzerland will also be led by five-time winner Tatiana McFady of the United States.

Shaar will no doubt win this one.

Mike Jones17 April 2023 14:09


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The Boston Marathon is finally underway with the men’s wheelchair race off the line. Five-time winner and reigning champion Marcel Haig of Switzerland renewed his rivalry with Daniel Romanchuk of the United States.

The duo were leagues ahead of the field when they competed in the London Marathon last year, will they repeat their performance in Boston this afternoon?

Mike Jones17 April 2023 14:06



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