Patriots’ Day in Boston, Massachusetts, is a celebration of many things, but for sports fans it is a holiday in itself, and with three major sporting events going on this year, fans will be on overdrive! The 2017 Boston Marathon will take place today, Monday, April 17 as once again some of the greatest long distance runners will compete for one of the top prizes in marathon competition out t.
Today will be the 121st running of the Boston Marathon, making it the oldest annual marathon in the United States.
Nowadays you can’t bring up the Boston Marathon without reflecting on the horrible incidents of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured more than 200.
The strength and courage of the people in Boston have shown through since that horrible day and have made the last three Boston Marathons even more special as they have banned together truly as one, showing they are “Boston Strong.”
While the Boston Marathon will get all of the sports action going early, right on the heels of the runners hitting the streets for the annual 26.2-mile race, the Boston Red Sox will be preparing for their yearly Patriots’ Day 11 a.m. game.
After dropping the first game of the set, the Boston Red Sox have won the last two and will look to Steven Wright to try to complete the series win this afternoon.
Finally, Boston Bruins fans will welcome home their team this evening as Boston prepares for Game 3 of their best-of-seven first round NHL playoff series against the Ottawa Senators.
Below is a look at the starting times for the 2017 Boston Marathon, along will all of the live stream and television information for the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox as well as the Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins.