This year's race in the U.S. city takes place on Monday and the Olympic Channel will produce live online coverage starting at 2pm BST.
The 26-year-old's build-up to the Beantown race was not flawless as she withdrew from the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships with a sore foot, though she told us at the press conference that her foot was "doing great" and feeling "100 percent". One of those runners is Kathy Boyarko of Boardman.
Jordan Hasay, who finished third in last year's Boston Marathon, withdrew from the 2018 race on Sunday night because of a stress reaction in her heel, the John Hancock Financial Elite Team announced.
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This year marks the fifth anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, and the city is honoring the victims while they prepare to encourage this year's participants.
"We don't want to get complacent after what happened five years ago and that's something we continually stress", Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said. "There is definitely a different feel around the city", Boyarko said.
The 26-year-old's build-up to the Beantown race was not flawless as she withdrew from the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships with a sore foot, though she told us at the press conference that her foot was "doing great" and feeling "100 percent". She says she's "just trying to take it in stride" but she has lost hope of getting a good time. Rain is forecasted all day for the race. Royko is honoring her with two charms placed on her shoes - one for her and one for her friend.