The 2019 Boston Marathon is underway. (Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

TAMPA BAY, FL — The 2019 Boston Marathon is officially underway and 82 Tampa Bay residents are running this year. The men’s wheelchair race crossed the start line Monday followed shortly thereafter by the women and elite women.

Participating runners, ranging from 25 to 69 years old, hail from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Valrico, Brandon, New Port Richey, Lithia, Dade City, Clearwater and points in between. There are 10 runners from Lutz alone.

Elite runners from Tampa Bay include Daniel Mesfun Teklebrhan, 31 , of Tampa.

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Des Linden in 2018 became the first American to win the marathon in more than three decades. Her winning time was 2 hours 39 minutes and 54 seconds, the slowest in 40 years.

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This year, American Sarah Hall lead the opening couple of miles for the elite women.

Thunderstorms had threatened the Boston area, but the rain mostly stopped, for now. It was 61 degrees, with calm wins and overcast skies.

More than 30,000 runners were expected to participate in the 123rd edition of the race. The route weaves from Hopkinton to Boston. The course begins on Main Street in the rural New England town and continues through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton and Brookline before concluding in Boston, according to the marathon’s website.

Linden was among the runners this year, along with Yuki Kawauchi, the men’s defending champion.

This year’s event falls on the sixth anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people were killed and maimed hundreds more. A moment of silence is planned at 2:49 p.m., the time of the first explosion.

Here are local runners listed by Bib numbers:

30 Elite Mesfun Teklebrhan, Daniel 31 M Tampa FL 217 1/1 Dorazil, Richard 40 M Tampa FL 406 1/1 Glaser, Michael 25 M Tampa FL 1477 1/2 Autrey, Jonathan 36 M Tampa FL 4575 1/5 Jones, Kenneth 40 M Tampa FL 4583 1/5 Fitzgerald, Edward 47 M Tampa FL 5483 1/6 Shea, John 53 M Tampa FL 5988 1/6 Howarth, Becky 30 F Tampa FL 7521 1/8 Lessie, Jeff 58 M Tampa FL 7563 1/8 Keating, Burton 43 M Tampa FL 7665 1/8 Syed, Alex 42 M Tampa FL 8335 2/1 Henry, John 44 M Tampa FL 9580 2/2 Rosenblum, Michael 54 M Tampa FL 10412 2/3 Osborne, Leandra 30 F Tampa FL 10457 2/3 Mcgraw, Keara 34 F Tampa FL 11283 2/4 Degrauwe, Casandra 33 F Tampa FL 11673 2/4 Socias, Stephanie 28 F Tampa FL 12241 2/5 Margetis, Kristin 43 F Tampa FL 12504 2/5 Dorazil, Jessica 34 F Tampa FL 15365 2/8 Epps, Aimee 26 F Tampa FL 16251 3/1 Decort, Allison 37 F Tampa FL 16371 3/1 Lockerby, Marissa 27 F Tampa FL 17221 3/2 Baum, Mary 32 F Tampa FL 17546 3/2 Bilotta, Heather 46 F Tampa FL 18396 3/3 Eggleston, Jennifer 39 F Tampa FL 18682 3/3 Watkins, Sally 35 F Tampa FL 18685 3/3 Carleton, Kristine 46 F Tampa FL 19107 3/4 Ragsdale, Molly 56 F Tampa FL 19500 3/4 Hirshorn, Lindsey 40 F Tampa FL 21057 3/6 Calus, Jolie 47 F Tampa FL 22445 3/7 Jansik, Laura 52 F Tampa FL 22764 3/7 Bode, Sheila 50 F Tampa FL 22857 3/7 Kralovanec, Jill 51 F Tampa FL 23057 3/8 Bryan, Beth 56 F Tampa FL 24430 4/1 D’Angelo, Julie 57 F Tampa FL 24730 4/1 Anderson, Elizabeth 63 F Tampa FL 25016 4/2 Voiles, Debbie 65 F Tampa FL 25543 4/2 Szulak, Kelsey 25 F Tampa FL 25708 4/2 Sullivan, Marianne 45 F Tampa 26772 4/3 Reedy, Thomas 34 M Tampa FL29074 4/6 Caussade, Katy 46 F Tampa FL 30074 4/7 Lavoy, David 58 M Tampa FL 5915 1/6 Ames, John 33 M St. Petersburg FL 11340 2/4 Dienhart, Kerri 43 F St. Petersburg FL13692 2/6 Dolores, Gilbert 54 M St. Petersburg FL14251 2/7 Freedman, Aaron 55 M St. Petersburg FL19780 3/4 Dunford, Jonathan 59 M St. Petersburg FL20415 3/5 Flickinger, Mark 62 M St. Petersburg FL29246 4/6 Ames, Katherine 32 F St. Petersburg FL10072 2/3 Bennett, Robert 48 M Valrico FL23353 3/8 Tulin, Laura 54 F Valrico FL5815 1/6 Zimmer, Nathan 37 M Lithia FL10331 2/3 Moore, Marcus 49 M Lithia FL8431 2/1 Gezels, Wim 48 M Brandon FL16427 3/1 Rodriguez, Nelson 58 M Brandon FL8703 2/1 Eble, Katlyn 26 F Dade City FL21700 3/6 Clanahan, Paulette 55 F Dade City FL24227 4/1 Sanchez, Vera55 F Dade City FL11450 2/4 Bene, Patrick 54 M New Port Richey FL24898 4/1 Balling, Colleen 60 F Land O’ Lakes FL4548 1/5 Smart, Larry 49 M Dunedin FL22942 3/7 Feldt, Lisa 50 F Dunedin FL23034 3/8 Farias, Debby 52 F Largo FL2506 1/3 Macdonald, Michael 33 M Clearwater FL 3219 1/4 Robida, John 38 M Clearwater FL8531 2/1 Zivolich, Nicholas 40 M Clearwater FL11753 2/4 Alpert Eftikides, Jennie 38 F Clearwater FL24232 4/1 Rymsza, Michael 65 M Clearwater FL27971 4/4 Scavetta, Joe 46 M Clearwater FL H5 HC Duran, Omar 40 M Clearwater FL 11243 2/4 Sieg, Walter59 M Palm Harbor FL 21645 3/6 Showers, Que 53 F Palm Harbor FL24089 4/1 Allen, Joyce 57 F Palm Harbor FL7241 1/8 Chancellor, Jay 47 M Lutz FL 9480 2/2 Abanses, Jolene 43 F Lutz FL12619 2/5 Poteralski, Randy 53 M Lutz FL 16863 3/1 Gerth, Ellen 57 F Lutz FL 19348 3/4 Forrest, Nicole 47 F Lutz FL 21907 3/6 Jacobs, David 69 M Lutz FL24552 4/1 Horn, Kattie 55 F Lutz FL26872 4/3 Prahasky, Joyce 50 F Lutz FL 12697 2/5 Dumais, Chris 54 M Zephyrhills FL

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