10 photos that show how cold, wet, and miserable it is at the 2018 Boston Marathon

So many ponchos.

Runners make their way through the rain in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
A runner in the athletes' village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton. –Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

The 2018 Boston Marathon kicked off Monday morning in suboptimal weather conditions of rain, wind, and cold. There was even snow on the ground in Hopkinton.

Of course, a little adversity won’t stop most marathoners, nor will it prevent the heartiest supporters from lining the 26.2-mile course. But after seeing these photos, you’ll get a better sense of what tens of thousands of people are enduring.

Runners make their way through the rain in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
Runners make their way through the rain in the athletes’ village prior to the start of the Boston Marathon. —Keith Bedford/Globe Staff
Runners sit in a tent out of the rain in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
Runners sit in a tent out of the rain in the athletes’ village prior to the start of the marathon. —Keith Bedford/Globe Staff
A runner tiptoes over the mud in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
A runner tiptoes over the mud in the athletes’ village. —Keith Bedford/Globe Staff
A runner tiptoes over the mud in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
Another runner tiptoes over the mud in the athletes’ village. —Keith Bedford/Globe Staff
Runners make their way through the rain in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
A runner grimaces in the athletes’ village. —Keith Bedford/Globe Staff
Runners make their way through the rain and mud in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
Runners navigate rainy, muddy conditions in the athletes’ village. —Keith Bedford/Globe Staff
Runners make their way through the rain in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
A runners in the athletes’ village in Hopkinton. —Keith Bedford/Globe Staff
Runners make their way through the rain in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
Runners make their way through the rain in the athletes’ village. —Keith Bedford/Globe Staff
Runners make their way through the rain in the athletes's village prior to the start of the running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
A runner holds onto his poncho in the athletes’ village. —Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

 

 

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