Boston Marathon

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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Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe

Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe

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Stew Milne / AP

Dustin Martin, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, tightens bags around his feet in Hopkinton.

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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

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.

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Race crews get final instructions before the start.