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Elite Women Runners Start Boston Marathon

Image: 118th Boston Marathon
From left, Rita Jeptoo, Shalane Flanagan, Yeshi Esayias, Buzunesh Deba, Mare Dibaba, and Jemima Jelagat Sumgong run shortly after the start in the women's division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. Michael Dwyer / AP

The elite women field start the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday in Hopkinton, Mass. on Monday.

Some 36,000 athletes will run in the today's race, the second-largest field in the its history and the first marathon since last year's bombing attack.