Beyond the story lines and pain and courage, there is a race being run as well. This could shape up to be one of the strongest Boston fields, especially on the women's side.
The top 2 U.S. runners involved include, Ryan Hall (finally healthy) on the men's side and Shalane Flanagan on the women's.
The Universal Sports Channel will be broadcasting the pre race program as well as the marathon. Pre race coverage started this morning at 7am. Here are the starting times by division: