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Boston Marathon 2019 live stream: Race start time; how to watch online

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Boston Marathon 2019 live stream: Race start time; how to watch online

For the second consecutive year, runners of the Boston Marathon will have to battle the elements.

The 2019 Boston Marathon kicks off Monday with heavy rain and even some scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. The good news: The most severe weather is expected to dissipate by 9 a.m. ET in Hopkinton, Mass., where runners of the 123rd Boston Marathon begin their 26.2-mile journey to Boston's Boylston Street.

This year's group will feature several notable names, including 2018 women's champion Des Linden, former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi and NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.

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Here are the expected start times for each group, weather permitting (all times Eastern):

Men's Wheelchair: 9:02 a.m.
Women's Wheelchair: 9:04 a.m.
Handcycles & Duos: 9:25 a.m.
Elite Women: 9:32 a.m.
Elite Men: 10:00 a.m. 
Wave One: 10:02 a.m.
Wave Two: 10:25 a.m.
Wave Three: 10:50 a.m.
Wave Four: 11:15 a.m.

You can catch all the action live on NBC Sports, which will broadcast a race live stream in addition to a "Finish Line Cam" stationed on Boylston Street.

Here's how to watch the 123rd Boston Marathon online:

Live Stream: NBC Sports
Live Stream (commercial-free): NBC Sports Gold
Finish Line Cam: NBC Sports

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Watch Jimmie Johnson's impressive finish at 2019 Boston Marathon

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Watch Jimmie Johnson's impressive finish at 2019 Boston Marathon

Jimmie Johnson wasn't messing around at the 2019 Boston Marathon.

The seven-time NASCAR Cup champion vowed back in February to not only participate in the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon but complete the 26.2-mile race in under three hours.

Johnson nearly hit his goal Monday, crossing the finish line with an unofficial time of 3 hours, nine minutes and seven seconds.

That's a pace of seven minutes, 13 seconds per mile, a remarkable performance for a NASCAR driver participating in his first marathon ever -- just two days after competing in the Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond.

After Johnson crossed the finish line, former Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi presented the 43-year-old with his medal.

Despite his impressive effort, Johnson still was a good hour behind the men's winner, Kenya's Lawrence Cherono, who defeated Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in a thrilling finish.

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WATCH: Boston Marathon ends with thrilling sprint to the finish

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WATCH: Boston Marathon ends with thrilling sprint to the finish

After a grueling 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston, the Boston Marathon came down to a thrilling sprint to the finish on Boylston Street.

In the end, Lawrence Cherono of Kenya had just enough to edge two-time champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia by two seconds, the third-closest finish in the race's 123-year history.

“It was something amazing,” said Cherono of the race's closest finish since the top two men finished with the same time in 2000. "It was not easy."

In the women's division, Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia cruised to the win, leading for the final 22 miles en route to a 44-second victory over 2017 winner Edna Kiplagat of Kenya. Two Americans — Jordan Hasay and defending champion Des Linden — cracked the top five, finishing in third and fifth place respectively.

“I knew today was going to be a big task to defend,” Linden said on NBCSN. “I had a blast.”

History was made in the men's wheelchair division, with 20-year-old Daniel Romanchuk becoming the youngest Boston winner all-time. Romanchuk, who became the youngest-ever winner of the New York City Marathon in November, also turned in the fastest time by a U.S. wheelchair racer ever in Boston (1:21:36).

Manuela Schär of Switzerland won the women’s wheelchair title for the second time in three years, beating out five-time champ Tatyana McFadden by over seven minutes. Schär now holds the current Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York City and Tokyo Marathon titles.

Men’s Open Division
1. Lawrence Cherono (KEN) — 2:07:57
2. Lelisa Desisa (ETH) — 2:07:59
3. Kenneth Kipkemoi (KEN) — 2:08:07
4. Felix Kandie (KEN) — 2:08:54
5. Geoffrey Kirui (KEN) — 2:08:55
6. Philemon Rono (KEN) — 2:08:57
7. Scott Fauble (USA) — 2:09:09
8. Jared Ward (USA) — 2:09:25
9. Festus Talam (KEN) — 2:09:25
10. Benson Kipruto (KEN) — 2:09:53

Women’s Open Division
1. Worknesh Degefa (ETH) — 2:23:31
2. Edna Kiplagat (KEN) — 2:24:13
3. Jordan Hasay (USA) — 2:25:20
4. Meskerem Assefa (ETH) — 2:25:40
5. Des Linden (USA) — 2:27:00
6. Caroline Rotich (KEN) — 2:28:27
7. Mary Ngugi (KEN) — 2:28:33
8. Biruktayit Eshetu (ETH) — 2:29:10
9. Lindsay Flanagan (USA) — 2:30:07
10. Betsy Saina (KEN) — 2:30:32

Men’s Push Rim Wheelchair
1. Daniel Romanchuk (USA) — 1:21:36
2. Masazumi Soejima (JPN) — 1:24:30
3. Marcel Hug (SUI) — 1:26:49
4. Aaron Pike (USA) — 1:27:09
5. Ernst Van Dyk (RSA) — 1:27:23
6. Kota Hokinoue (JPN) — 1:29:32
7. Jorge Madera (ESP) — 1:29:32
8. Ryuichi Kawamuro (JPN) — 1:29:35
9. Josh Cassidy (CAN) — 1:29:59
10. Hiroki Nishida (JPN) — 1:31:43

Women’s Push Rim Wheelchair
1. Manuela Schär (SUI) — 1:34:19
2. Tatyana McFadden (USA) — 1:41:35
3. Madison De Rozario (AUS) — 1:41:36
4. Eliza Ault-Connell (AUS) — 1:41:46
5. Susannah Scaroni (USA) — 1:42:35
6. Katrina Gerhard (USA) — 1:43:53
7. Christie Dawes (AUS) — 1:47:16
8. Vanessa De Souza (BRA) — 1:47:23
9. Arielle Rausin (USA) — 1:48:12
10. Sandra Graf (SUI) — 1:48:17

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