Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton – Massachusetts (12 Photos)

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Boston Marathon is the oldest city annual marathon in the world. It appeared for the first time in 1897, only 18 participants entered the race at that time. Then on-wards number of participants has increased steadily. In 2012, a total of 22,426 runners had taken part in Boston Marathon, which was held at Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The air temperature was 84 degrees Fahrenheit (28.8 degrees Celsius). The runner had to overcome the distance of 41.8 km and the finish line was at Back Bay in Boston.
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)

Participants started running at the 116th Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, which was held on Monday, April 16, 2012.
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
Michael Seibold of Germany, greets the audience before the start of the Boston Marathon.
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
Participants in the Boston Marathon waiting for photo shoot next to a poster.
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
Volunteers pours drinks in the cup before the start of the Boston Marathon.
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
The shadows of runner participants.
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
Dick Hoyt pushing wheelchair of his son Rick at the 116th Boston Marathon.
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
Left to right: Kurt Fearnley of Australia, Masazumi Soejima from Japan, Ernst van Dyk from South Africa start the wheelchair division at 116th Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
116th Boston Marathon Begins.
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
Geoffrey Mutai from Kenya warming up before the 116th Boston Marathon.
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
116th Boston Marathon Begins.
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
Boston Marathon held in Hopkinton - Massachusetts (12 Photos)
Allison Roe, the winner of the Boston Marathon in 1981 among women, fires the starters pistol and gives the signal to start of the 116th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.