Boston Marathoners under deary skies, but full of energy

The skies are dreary, the air is chilly and downpours are on the way, but the runners have hit the road for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.

Enveloped as it was last year in a heavy security blanket of multiple armed law enforcement agencies, the National Guard and bomb-sniffing canines, the world’s oldest competitive race got under way at 8:50 a.m. with the first field of mobility impaired participants.

Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, won the men’s wheelchair race with a time of 1:29:53. Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair race, finishing in 1:52:53.