In the 121st running of the Boston Marathon 2017, the elite women are on their way.
At 9:32 a.m. the field started. They will be followed at 10 a.m. by the elite men.
Ethiopian long-distance runner Atsede Baysa is back to defend her women’s title. She has joined in the field by countrywoman, another Ethiopian long-distance runner Buzunesh Deba the champion of 2014.
The top U.S. woman is Desi Linden (American distance runner) a two-time Olympian who has placed in the top 10 in Boston Marathon three times.