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The 121st running of the Boston Marathon is set for Monday. The 26.2-mile race will start in Hopkinton, Mass. and will take some of the best distance runners in the world just over two hours to make it to downtown Boston.
More than 25,000 runners will take part in the marathon, though the field of elite men and women is obviously the smaller group and the highlight. Elite women get underway at 9:32 a.m. ET on Monday, and elite men will begin their run at 10 a.m. ET.
Television coverage of the Boston Marathon will be carried by NBC Sports Network, beginning at 8:30 a.m. A live stream online will be available via the Boston Athletic Association and NBC Sports Live.
The course begins on Main Street in Hopkinton and will finish near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square on Boylston Street in Boston. The marathon will go through eight different towns and cities. In the city of Boston, it will end up on Beacon Street, Commonwealth Avenue, Hereford Street, and finally, Boylston Street.