MONROVIA, CA – The 2019 Boston Marathon is officially underway and 4 Monrovia residents are running this year. The men’s wheelchair race crossed the start line Monday followed shortly thereafter by the women and elite women.
Here are the runners from Monrovia:
- Name: Anthony Snitker
- Age: 30
- Bib: 4534
- Name: Irma Moyao
- Age: 46
- Bib: 13444
- Name: C. Scott Chaney
- Age: 46
- Bib: 2226
- Name: Denise Weaver
- Age: 56
- Bib: 24163
Des Linden in 2018 became the first American to win the marathon in more than three decades. Her winning time was 2 hours 39 minutes and 54 seconds, the slowest in 40 years.
This year, American Sarah Hall lead the opening couple of miles for the elite women. Thunderstorms had threatened the Boston area, but the rain mostly stopped, for now. It was 61 degrees, with calm wins and overcast skies.
More than 30,000 runners were expected to participate in the 123rd edition of the race. The route weaves from Hopkinton to Boston. The course begins on Main Street in the rural New England town and continues through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton and Brookline before concluding in Boston, according to the marathon’s website.
Linden was among the runners this year, along with Yuki Kawauchi, the men’s defending champion. This year’s event falls on the sixth anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people were killed and maimed hundreds more.
A moment of silence is planned at 2:49 p.m., the time of the first explosion.
Patch National staffers Dan Hampton and Jenna Fisher contributed reporting.