A few basic but important details about Monday's 116th Boston Marathon:
9 a.m.: Mobility Impaired Program
9:17 a.m.: Push rim wheelchair division
9:22 a.m.: Handcycle participants
9:32 a.m.: Elite women's
10:00 a.m.: Elite men's start and first wave
10:20 a.m.: Second wave
10:40 a.m.: Third wave
TV coverage: Ch. 4 has the local broadcast beginning at 8 a.m.
Updates: Boston.com's Stride by Stride page will feature updates on the race progress and news notes, plus a map that shows where the leaders are and split times for the lead runners at every mile.
Defending champions: Men -- Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya; Women -- Caroline Kilel, Kenya; Men's' wheelchair -- Masuzumi Soejima, Japan; Women's wheelchair -- Wakako Tsuchida, Japan (all are entered in this year's race).
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes