16 photos from a rainy and wet Hopkinton before the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon

The rain was starting to let up around 8 a.m., according to reporters at the scene.

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Dustin Martin, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, tightens bags around his feet in Hopkinton. —Stew Milne / AP
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Lukas Chmatal, 35, originally from the Czech Republic and now a scientist at MIT, waits under a tent in Hopkinton. —Jennifer McDermott / AP
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David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
National Guard pose for a photo at the starting line in Hopkinton. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
Race crews get final instructions before the start. —David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe