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Posted by Matt Pepin, BostonGlobe.com Staff April 18, 2011 08:02 AM
It was cold and windy as the runners began arriving, although temperatures have risen along with the sun.
We'll have more from the start later.
Look for updates, news, analysis and commentary from the following.
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes