Kenyan runners win Boston Marathon

Other notables participating included bombing survivor Patrick Downes, 2014 Boston Marathon victor Meb Keflezighi, first female Boston Marathon participant Kathrine Switzer and Deena Laing, who was paralyzed at the 2015 Outdoor Women's Classic hockey game at Gillette Stadium.

The warm temperatures that hit 79 degrees at the 20-kilometer mark in Natick slowed the runners, but the strong tailwind was a boost - especially in the wheelchair races.

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Geoffrey Kirui won the men's 2017 Boston Marathon Monday, with an unofficial time of 2:09:37. It's the first time she's run the Boston Marathon since 1976 and her first marathon since 2011, but she's raced in 39 marathons throughout her lifetime and has a new prize waiting for her at the finish line this year.

Swizter is a member of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame and is part of WIBX's Boilermaker coverage.

Mutai finished second in London and NY in 2010 and won London the next year.

But a tailwind gusting up to 30 miles per hour could mean fast times, at least among the elite runners who should finish before the hottest part of the day.

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The 26.2-mile course goes through eight cities and towns, starting in Hopkinton and ending on Boylston Street in Boston. Major marathons, like Boston, didn't view women any differently, barring them altogether.

Keflezighi, 41, finished 13th this year in what he said will be his last competitive run in Boston. Gusts were expected of up to 30 miles per hour. That was the fastest marathon in history at the time, though not a world record because the Boston course does not qualify for world records.

In her memoir "Marathon Woman", Switzer describes how Briggs told her about the 15 Boston Marathons he ran in until she couldn't take it anymore. They'll be followed at 10 the elite men.

The actual start of the marathon is 8:50 a.m., when mobility impaired competitors will lead off the marathon. She's joined in the field by countrywoman Buzunesh Deba, the 2014 champion.

The 121st running of the Boston Marathon is getting underway in waves for the 30,000 athletes.

Security has been extra tight since 2013, when bombs killed three spectators and wounded more than 260 others.

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