Runners from across the country mingle in Hopkinton prior to the start of the 108th Boston Marathon. Denise Boehle (left) of Redding, Cal., and Shirley Shaw of Corvallis, Ore., relax in the athletes' village in Hopkinton, Mass. before the start. Boehle, competing in her seventh Boston Marathon and Shaw, competing in her second, are sisters who have run in eight marathons together.
Hopeful in Hopkinton
Runners from across the country mingle in Hopkinton prior to the start of the 108th Boston Marathon.

Denise Boehle (left) of Redding, Cal., and Shirley Shaw of Corvallis, Ore., relax in the athletes' village in Hopkinton, Mass. before the start. Boehle, competing in her seventh Boston Marathon and Shaw, competing in her second, are sisters who have run in eight marathons together.

(AP Photo)