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145 from Charlotte area finish the Boston Marathon

Caleb Boyd, left front, and Billy Shue, right front, and other members of the Charlotte Running Club take a light run on the McAlpine Greenway. Shue was the top Boston Marathon finisher from Charlotte on Monday.
Caleb Boyd, left front, and Billy Shue, right front, and other members of the Charlotte Running Club take a light run on the McAlpine Greenway. Shue was the top Boston Marathon finisher from Charlotte on Monday. jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com

It was a little wet, a little windy and a little cold, but these are marathoners, and this was Boston, and there was a famous road race to run Monday.

More than 30,000 runners – including 145 from the Charlotte area – toed the line for the 119th Boston Marathon, which covers 26.2 miles and spans eight towns and cities on its way from Hopkinton, Mass., to the state capital.

Here are some other race-related numbers that simply wouldn’t fit into the previous sentence.

41 degrees: Temperature in Hopkinton at the start.

100 percent: Chance of rain in the forecast before the race.

<5: Times the average runner checked the forecast on race morning.

30,251: Total runners entered.

145: Charlotte-area finishers.

0: Miles the average finisher will run on Tuesday.

2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds: Fastest elite male time (Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia).

2 hours, 24 minutes, 55 seconds: Fastest elite female time (Caroline Rotich of Kenya).

2 hours, 36 minutes, 1 second: Fastest time by a Charlotte resident (Billy Shue, 31).

3 hours, 5 minutes, 16 seconds: Fastest time by a Charlotte woman (Carolyn Yang, 30).

2 hours: Time the average American spends exercising per week.

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