HOPKINTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — At the starting line in Hopkinton, runners are loading up on carbs, training, and lacing up for the Boston Marathon on Monday.
WBZ's Suzanne Sausville caught up with a few of the runners before the big race, some of which flew in from out of state.
"I'm excited, I'm just hoping and praying that the wind is at our back and not in our faces," said ten-time Marathon runner Linda.
Thousands of Boston Marathon runners picked up their bibs on Saturday at the Hynes Convention Center.
Runner duo Bentley-Grace Hicks and Christopher Nasser of Atlanta ran in the 2021 Boston Marathon in the fall, and won the Guinness Book of World Record for fastest marathon time while pushing a wheelchair.
"We accomplished that here in Boston, we ran a 2:50:21," Nasser said. Nasser and Hicks, also known as Team Bentley Grace, host their own race back in Georgia less than a week after running in the Boston Marathon called the Race 4 Grace, where all the proceeds go to the Kyle Pease Foundation.
Hicks, who is in a wheelchair, began racing in 2015 and since then has competed in more than a dozen races across the United States. For this year's Boston Marathon, Team Bentley Grace's start time is at 9:30 a.m.
WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports.