Patriots’ Day is going to be a busy one in Boston. It always is.
The 119th running of the Boston Marathon is on that day – Monday, April 20 – and is expected to draw about half a million spectators.
Meb Keflezighi of California won the men’s open division a year ago, his first Boston victory. Keflezighi was also the first to cross the finish line in the 2009 New York City Marathon.
Rita Jeptoo, who has won two-straight women’s open races and set a course record with a time of 2:18:57 last year, was given a two-year doping ban in January in her native Kenya.
The Boston Athletic Association said then in a statement they would re-evaluate Jeptoo’s victories.
The Boston Red Sox traditionally host an early game on Patriots’ Day as well. This year the Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles with a first pitch scheduled for 11:05 a.m.
Here’s the important information you need to know about the 2015 Boston Marathon:
The 119th Boston Marathon
Monday, April 20
All times Eastern
8:50 a.m.: Mobility Impaired
9:17 a.m.: Wheelchair Division
9:22 a.m.: Handcycle Participants
9:32 a.m.: Elite Women
10 a.m.: Elite Men and Wave One
10:25 a.m.: Wave Two
11 a.m.: Wave Three
11:25 a.m.: Wave Four
Last Year’s Winners:
Men: Meb Keflezighi
Women: Rita Jeptoo
Men’s Wheelchair: Ernst van Dyk
Women’s Wheelchair: Tatyana McFadden
Boston Marathon Course Map