Boston Marathon

Live blog: The very latest on the 2021 Boston Marathon

Follow the latest news, reports, and updates on the race from Hopkinton to Boston on Marathon Monday.

Dick Hoyt’s grandson Troy said he felt his grandfather was with him during race (2:51 p.m.)

Running for Team Hoyt on Monday, Troy Hoyt told WBZ he could feel his grandfather’s spirit with him the whole way. 

Dick Hoyt, a beloved icon of the Boston Marathon, died in March at the age of 80.

Russell Hoyt, Dick’s son and Troy’s father, said it was incredible to see the skies clear for his son crossing the finish line. 

“I’m so incredibly proud of my son,” he said. “Losing my dad was so hard. But him doing this today — I love this kid. He’s awesome. Thank you. This is friggin’ incredible.”

Several buses carrying runners to Hopkinton dropped off participants in the wrong place (12:56 p.m.)

At least eight buses tasked with transporting runners to the marathon start line in Hopkinton on Monday morning got lost and dropped runners off in the wrong location, The Boston Globe reports


Runners told the newspaper they were let off the buses at a cross street blocked by police about a mile-and-a-half from the starting line around 10:15 a.m. The race participants were given the option of walking to the starting line or staying on the buses to see if it could be rerouted. 

The runners who chose to stay on were let off again in the same location shortly thereafter when the buses failed to re-navigate to the correct location, according to the Globe.

Des Linden finishes 17th in women’s elite race

The 2018 Boston Marathon champion couldn’t stick with the leaders this time around, finishing 17th overall — the fifth American to cross the line. She finished fifth overall in 2019.

Watch as women marathon runners race against the Green Line (12:09 p.m.)

Watch as Benson Kipruto crosses the line to win the men’s elite race at the Boston Marathon (11:37 a.m.)

Diana Chemtai Kipyogei of Kenya wins women’s elite race in her Boston Marathon debut (11:10 a.m.)

Benson Kipruto wins the men’s elite race (10:49 a.m.)

Here’s the latest on the Para Athlete race (10:18 a.m.)

For the first time, the Boston Marathon has opened a Para Athlete division for runners with vision impairments. Here’s who’s leading the pack so far:

Here’s the latest on the men’s and women’s elite races (10:07 a.m.)

Manuela Schär repeats as women’s wheelchair race champion (9:42 a.m.)

Marcel Hug wins men’s wheelchair race (9:26 a.m.)

The elite women’s race has begun (8:48 a.m.)

The elite men’s race has begun (8:40 a.m.)

The handcycle and duo racers are underway (8:35 a.m.)

Watch the start of Push Rim races at the 2021 Boston Marathon (8:08 a.m.)

And they’re off! The 2021 Boston Marathon is officially underway.

Marathon Monday returns after 910 days of waiting (7:42 a.m.)

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